Good vision starts with what you eat. Declining eye health and vision loss are not inevitable. Eating foods that deliver eye-friendly nutrients can help preserve your vision and quality of sight. Focus on foods containing these 6 essential nutrients:
Nutrients • What They Do • Foods That Are Good Sources
Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Linked to lower risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. Helps you see fine details while reading. Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and kale) and eggs.
Vitamin C: Lowers the risk of cataracts. Smoking, diabetes and steroid use deplete the eye’s of vitamin C. Fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes.
Vitamin E: Protects the eyes from free radicals that break down healthy tissue. Nuts, sweet potatoes
Essential Fatty Acids: Support the structure of cell membranes that protect your retina. Wild caught salmon, walnuts, flaxseeds.
Zinc: A “helper molecule” that brings vitamin A from the liver to the eye to protect pigment in the eyes. Seafood, lean red meat, poultry, eggs, wheat germ.