Get the most from what you eat by choosing a variety of colorful produce that’s rich in antioxidants. Throw together a colorful salad or steam some veggies for a tasty side dish, or grab some fresh fruit or vegetables for a wholesome snack. Vitamins and minerals in all sorts of foods fuel your body and protect vision for the long haul. And here comes that word again—balanced. Eating a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables but also low in saturated fats and sugar is a darn good way to elevate the health of your eyes. Don’t forget the fatty acids we get from fish because these ensure adequate moisture in your eyes. Check out these foods. They’re a sight for sore eyes for sure.
A nutritional powerhouse that could help reduce age-related macular degeneration? Just one cup of these beauties provides 100 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamins A and C. And they’re fat-free, low-calorie, and contain 3 grams of fiber per cup. Not only that, they can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Eating carrots will make you see better right? Wrong. But they can help protect your vision. They contain a ton of vitamin A and reduce the impact of both cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Toss ‘em in your salad, dip into hummus or just munch on them plain for a flavorful burst of nutrition.
spinach and kale
Basically all dark green, leafy vegetables are your eye’s best friends. What spinach did for Popeye can do the same for your peeps. It’s chock full of vitamin C, beta carotene and loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants act like a natural sunscreen for your eyes and they protect ‘em from harmful UV rays. Use spinach in salads, steam it or mix up a low-cal spinach artichoke dip and scoop it up with carrot and bell pepper sticks.
These little balls of glory are packed with antioxidants and pack a punch for overall eye health and wellness. They help reduce your risk of cataracts, glaucoma, heart disease, cancer, and other conditions. And they’re good for the brain so you can make wise buying decisions such as OttLite Wellness Series lighting (sorry, shameless plug). Pop ‘em in your mouth or add them to yogurt or cereal for a burst of goodness.