Let’s get serious about Dry Eye nutrition!
Did you know that inflammation is a primary cause of dry eyes? We also know that a deficiency in specific nutrients can lead to dryness. We are here to help breakdown food sources that can relieve dry eye causing redness, irritation, burning, and discomfort.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA/DHA/ALA). These are healthy fats that your body cannot make, which fight inflammation. You can find these in oily fish, chia seeds, walnuts, flax seed.
Omega 6 (GLA) can help produce pro-inflammatory agents improving immunity.
The best sources are evening primrose oil and black currant seed oil.
Vitamin A improves the tear film quality. Add this to your diet by eating cod liver oil, liver, eggs, and fish, sweet potato, carrot, broccoli, sweet red pepper, and spinach.
Vitamin D reduces inflammation in the ocular surface. Sun exposure, oily fish, mushrooms, egg yolks, and fortified foods are great sources to add more Vitamin D to your diet.
Vitamin E protects your eyes from oxidative stress. This can be found in sunflower seeds, nut oils, salmon, trout, avocado, mango, and kiwi.