Keep Your Eyesight Better By Including These Foods In Your Diet!

Eating more fruits and vegetables can help protect against eye disease and help your overall health.  To keep your eyes healthy, you should eat foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals. These vitamins and minerals are called antioxidants. Antioxidants help keep our cells and tissues healthy. The following foods may help stop or slow certain eye diseases.



Antioxidants Related to Eye Health– Lutein & Zeaxanthin

Food Rich in above antioxidants- Kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, romaine lettuce, corn, garden peas and Brussels sprouts.

Antioxidants Related to Eye Health- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Food Rich in above antioxidants- Red berries, red and green bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, and juices made from
guava, grapefruit, and orange.

Antioxidants Related to Eye Health– Vitamin E

Food Rich in above antioxidants- Vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, avocados, wheat germ, and whole grains.



Antioxidants Related to Eye Health– Vitamin A & Beta Carotene

Food Rich in above antioxidants- Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, and green leafy vegetables.

Antioxidants Related to Eye Health– Essential Fatty Acids

Food Rich in above antioxidants- Flax seeds, soybeans, and walnuts.

Antioxidants Related to Eye Health– Zinc

Food Rich in above antioxidants- Nuts, dried beans, soy foods, milk and other dairy products, whole grains, and fortified breakfast cereals.


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Visit an eye care professional for regular eye exams. This will help you learn about and get treated for vision problems as early as possible.

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