Can You Eat Your Way To Healthy Eyesight? Try These Foods!
Dietary choices have an impact on all areas of health, including your vision, so take care to include foods that can help protect and nourish your eyes.
- Citrus fruits, melons, tomatoes, potatoes and broccoli, for their vitamin C.
- Soybeans, leafy greens, fish, wheat germ, nuts and seeds all contain vitamin E.
- Legumes like peas, dried beans, garbanzos/chickpeas, black-eyed peas, lentils and whole soy and whole grains are natural sources of zinc.
- Spinach, kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce and peas provide lutein, a carotenoid pigment.
Other protective compounds are the red and purple pigments found in berries and other fruit. Eat berries, especially organic blueberries, often. You can also get these pigments into your diet with supplements of bilberry, grape seed extract or pine bark extract.
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