What To Eat For Healthier Eyes

HEALTH  |  June 22, 2016
  • FRUITS
    1 / 5 FRUITS

    Many fruits are bursting with vitamin C, which has been proven to slow the progression of cataracts, the world’s leading cause of blindness. Protect your eyes by eating colourfully to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Some vitamin-C rich fruits include strawberries, papayas, oranges, kiwis and raspberries.

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  • WHOLE GRAINS
    2 / 5 WHOLE GRAINS

    Filled with vitamin E, zinc and niacin, whole grains have been found to reduce the risk of vision-blurring macular degeneration, a prevalent eye disease that affects people over age 50. Try incorporating quinoa, brown rice, oats or whole-wheat staples in your diet.

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  • DAIRY
    3 / 5 DAIRY

    Opt for full-fat dairy products like milk and cheese. These are rich in vitamin A, a retinol that helps protect the surface of the eye against bacteria, lowering the risk of eye infections.

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  • COLD-WATER FISH
    4 / 5 COLD-WATER FISH

    Fish like salmon, tuna, sardines and herring are high in omega-3 fatty acids, and this may help the eyes produce more tears, which can reduce the risk of dry eyes. 

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  • DARK, LEAFY GREENS
    5 / 5 DARK, LEAFY GREENS

    Two powerful antioxidants – lutein and zeaxanthin – are found in dark, leafy green vegetables. They help filter harmful light and protect healthy cells in the eyes for better vision. Be sure to include spinach, kale, collard greens or leaf lettuce in your next salad bowl!

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