3 FOODS PREVENT MYOPIA IN CHILDREN
During the epidemic, students cannot return to school and moved to online learning at home. Students are using digital devices for online classes and too much digital screen time may damaging eyes and getting higher risk of myopia in children. Parents should help keep children’s eyes healthy and protect their eyesight. At the same time, try to eat more foods that are good for eyes.
Human eyes grow rapidly after birth and again during puberty until age 20 when they stop growing in size. Lack of nutrition or some bad habits may lead to myopia. Especially for growing children or teenagers, they need eye supplementary nutrition during eyes developing and growing. What kinds of nutrients determine good eyesight?
Few studies have found that the formation of myopia is linked to the calcium and chromium deficiency. Calcium and chromium are one of the key elements to maintain the elasticity of the eyeball. Thus, children who want to prevent myopia are suggested to eat more the following three foods.
#1 Eat More High Calcium Foods
Deficiency of calcium is one of the main causes poor in eye and vision developments and resulted myopia. The human eyeball structure is like a small plastic sac that filled full of water. When lacking of calcium may lead to abnormal hydraulic pressure. When lack of calcium, it can cause eye developmental abnormalities and form myopia.
High-calcium foods include: milk, soy products, fish and shrimp, sesame seeds, kelp, seaweed, black beans
Pair with foods that is rich in vitamin D to enhance the absorption and utilization of calcium.
High vitamin D include: liver, egg yolks, dark green vegetables, sunlight expose is the most important natural source of vitamin D
#2 Eat More High Chromium Foods
Chromium is also an essential mineral element vital for eye development to keep its osmotic pressure in balance. Otherwise, it can cause the lens to bulge and become convex, resulting in an increase in the refractive power of eye caused myopia.
High chromium foods include: cereals, meat, cheese, egg yolks.
#3 Eat More Hard Foods
Eating hard foods that require chewing are good foods for exercising the eye muscles. When chewing hard foods can increase the strength of jaw and facial muscles as well as eye muscles. Strong eye muscles can change the shape of lens to focus on objects and avoid myopia.
Hard foods include: carrots, fruits, cabbage, nuts, beans.
In addition to eat more foods that good for eye development in children through their daily diet, parents should educate their children with the knowledge in eye care and protect their eyesight.
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