What You Should Be Eating for Healthy Eyes

Your mother probably probably once told you that carrots are good for your eyes, and she’s right, but there are plenty of other foods that will keep them working.

Foods that are high in antioxidants such as vitamin C, zeaxanthin and lutein help to prevent macular degeneration (vision loss) and cataracts. You want to buy bright coloured fruits and veggies, so grapefruit, tangerines, berries (which are all rich in antioxidants). When you’re in the vegetable section grab sweet red peppers, spinach, collard greens and kale.

The beta-carotene in carrots to thank for eye benefitting properties. Beta-carotene is source of vitamin A, which gives ornages their bright colour. Turn to other orange foods like canteloupe, mango and sweet potato if you don’t like oranges.

Omega-3 fatty acids protect your tear film. Salmon, tuna, mackerel, anchovies, trout and flaxseeds are all high in this.

Lower your risk of macular degeneration with vitamin E and zinc. Eat almonds for vitamin E and oysters for sink.

 


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