Vision

Best New Year’s Foods for Your Eyes

It’s hard not to indulge in all the New Year’s platters and appetizers. Everything from the leftover cookies to the fried snacks people made.

Even though New Year’s happens once a year, it’s okay to splurge. However, if you’re looking for ways to eat smart for your vision, here’s what you should have on your plate.

  • Almonds. These are a great source of Vitamin E, which research has shown to protect the eyes from free radical damage. This may help the progression of cataracts caused by UV exposure and decrease macular degeneration.
  • Sweet potatoes. These are rich with vitamin A, making it an excellent nutrition to prevent vision loss and macular degeneration.
  • Citrus fruits. Vitamin C helps your eyes fight to age and reduce your chances of cataracts.
  • Swap out the New Year’s turkey or ham for some salmon. Omega-3 fatty acids help protect you from macular degeneration.

Enjoy!