Taking care of your eyes can taste good. Improve your vision with diet. Zinc, vitamin E, vitamin C, zeaxanthin and lutein have been linked to reducing the risk of some serious eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Consuming these in your diet can improve your vision and eye heath overall.
Zinc...Brings vitamin A to the retina, helping to produce protective pigment in the eyes. Best sources include red meat, shellfish, nuts and seeds.
Fatty Acids...Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for proper visual development and retinal function. Best source include coldwater fish, flaxseed, soybean and canola oils, avocados, and almonds.
Vitamin E...Free radical protection. Best sources include oils, nuts, wheat germ, and sweet potato. Vitamin C...Lowers risk of cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and visual acuity loss. Best sources include oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, green peppers, and tomatoes.
Zeaxanthin and Lutein...Lowers risk of chronic eye diseases. In different studies, people who got the most of these two nutrients had a lower risk of developing new cataracts. Dark green, leafy vegetables are the primary source of zeaxanthin and lutein, as well as other colorful fruits and vegetables like broccoli, corn, peas, persimmons and tangerines.
Enjoy eating with your eyes in mind!