Foods for Healthy Eyes

Did you know that carrots and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables protect vision and promote eye health? Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that gives these foods their orange hue, helps the retina and other parts of the eye to functional effectively.

Several other vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy eyes. If you include these five foods in your diet, they will help keep your eyes/vision in great shape!

Leafy Greens are packed with lutein and zeaxanthin—antioxidants that studies show lower the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts.

Eggs – egg yolk contains lutein, zeaxanthin and zinc, which help reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Citrus and berries – These fruits contain tons of vitamin C, which has been shown to reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts.

Almonds are filled with vitamin E which, according to research, slows macular degeneration. About an ounce (or handful) of almonds provides about half of your daily dose of vitamin E.

Fatty fish like tuna, salmon, mackerel, anchovies and trout are rich in DHA, a fatty acid found in your retina and tears. Low levels of DHA have been linked to dry eye syndrome.