Your eyes, like the rest of your body, need vitamins and nutrients for optimal performance. Eating a well-balanced diet strengthens your sight and reduces your risk of developing eye problems like macular degeneration, cataracts and other eye diseases.
Aim to include in your diet fish rich in fatty acids like salmon, tuna and sardines, and a variety of vegetables like spinach, kale and collards for lutein. Good sources of protein like nuts, beans and eggs are excellent additions to your diet, and your eyes will thank you.
Orange-colored vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots give your eyes critical vitamin A, which your retina needs to take in light that allows us to see images. Vitamin C from oranges, tangerines and peaches are also fantastic for eye health.
All these nutritious foods are more than beneficial for your eyes: they’re heart-healthy. That’s because your eyes rely on tiny arteries for nutrients and oxygen, much like your heart uses larger arteries in the same way. Eating well is an overall health win.
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