Best Foods to Boost Eye Health

Best Foods to Boost Eye Health

Almost everyone has heard the saying that carrots are good for your eyes. And it’s true, carrots and most orange foods contain beta-carotene, a substance the body converts into vitamin A, which in turn, helps protect our eyes. But orange foods aren’t the only thing to help promote eye health, there are many other foods that are good for your eyes. Here are a few examples of foods that will help keep your eyes in tip-top shape.

  • Nuts & Seeds are high in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E which helps boost eye health by protecting the cells in your eyes from free radicals and slowing the formation of cataracts
  • Fish especially cold-water fish such as salmon help protect your eyes as well. These fish are high in omega 3 fatty acids which helps by preventing inflammation and dry eyes and helps the cells in your eyes work better. These acids also help with visual development retinal function.
  • Leafy greens like spinach and kale are rich in antioxidants- lutein and zeaxanthin. These protect the retina from damaging light. These nutrients have also been shown to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Egg yolks is also a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin.
  • Citrus like oranges and grapefruits are packed with Vitamin C which, not only helps boost the immunes system as a whole but specifically helps reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration in your eyes.

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