Eye Food

Spoil Your Eyes With Summer Smoothies

This post has been at the top of my topic list for about 2 years. I’ve started it as a draft and have just been holding it off for no legit reason.

But before the summer ends, I’d like to share two summery blissful smoothies (please don’t hate me if I have mistaken the word smoothie, when it’s dairy free, but I promise you, it’s sour sweet, and by far the most favorite.

Smoothie #1: KiwiPine

  • Golden kiwis for a sweet punch
  • Sweet Pineapples
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • Ice cubes (as is or crushed- optional)

Smoothie #2: Minty Watermelon

  • Refreshing mint
  • Cooling watermelons
  • Squeeze of lime or lemon
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • Ice cubes (as is or crushed- optional)

Eye Benefit of Kiwis


  • Is an enzyme that breaks down inflammatory complexes when released into the bloodstream. Together with vitamin C, Kiwi can be beneficial for inflammatory conditions in the eye such as uveitis, keratitis, or optic neuritis.
  • Bromelain has also been proven to lower inflammation causing arthritis, heart attacks, or strokes; all of which may have a drastic effect on the eyes.

Vitamin C:

  • Kiwis are rich in Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant fighting off free radicals that can cause tissue damage.
  • Vitamin C, along with other anti-oxidants in kiwis helps repair damaged cells, reduces blood pressure, prevents conditions relating to retinal bleeds, slows down the progression of cataracts and aged macular degeneration.

Zeaxanthin and Lutein:

  • I have previously stressed on the role of these antioxidants in eye health here.
  • Zeaxanthin and Lutein help to form vitamin A, an essential nutrient for your eyes. Vitamin A helps prevent night blindness, as well as, absorbs excess light that may damage our retinas, and protect the eye from cataracts and other eye-related diseases. 


  • is an essential mineral for the health of the nervous system. Kiwis contain the right amount of copper necessary to maintain the health of the optic nerve when consumed regularly.

Eye Benefit of Pineapples


Once again, pineapples are rich in Bromelain enzyme, a pain reliever, blood thinner, and anti-coagulant, as well as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Vitamin Powerhouse

  • Pineapples house a tremendous amount of vitamins such as vitamins A, C, E, and K, minerals like potassium and calcium, electrolytes, and phytonutrients like carotene. They are a rich source of antioxidants, which fight against free radicals in the body, preventing cell damage. These antioxidants can protect you from diseases like atherosclerosis, heart disease, arthritis, and various cancers. 

Eye Benefit of Mint

Vitamin A

  • It helps produce the pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against age-related macular degeneration as well as prevents night blindness.

Eye benefit of Watermelons


  • Watermelon is a wonderful source of beta-carotene (the same ingredient in carrots) which is converted in the body to vitamin A. The retina is highly dependent on vitamin A for its overall health.


  • Watermelon is a great natural electrolyte and helps regulate the action of nerves and muscles in the body, including those of the eye.
  • Potassium determines the degree and frequency with which our muscles contract, and controls the excitation of nerves in our body.
  • Hence, if you are experiencing trouble reading or maintaining single vision; it is perhaps your eye control has weakened due to tiredness. Refresh with watermelons!

Vitamin C

  • Immune support!

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