Best Foods for Healthy Vision
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SPEAKERThese foods do more than make taste buds happy. They help your eyes stay healthy. Juicy produce, like strawberries, oranges, and bell peppers, are full of vitamin C. It's super important for the cells and blood vessels in your eyes. Cold water fish, like salmon, tuna, halibut, and sardines, have omega 3 fatty acids, which may soothe dry eyes. And their vitamin D may lower your odds of getting an eye disease, called advanced macular degeneration.
Orange foods, such as sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, and carrots, give you beta carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A. These are good for night vision and may make eye infections less likely. Oysters, poultry, and legumes, like peanuts and black eyed peas, all have zinc. This mineral helps protect your peepers from sunlight damage. Finally, green veggies, like kale, spinach, and Romaine lettuce, have nutrients called lutein and zeaxanthin. This dynamic duo may lower your odds of getting cataracts, advanced macular degeneration, and other eye diseases.