7 Foods That Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy
WE ALL REMEMBER our moms telling us to eat our carrots because they’re good for our eyes, right!?
Lots Of Foods Are Great For Your Eyes
It turns out that a carrot isn’t the only food that’s good for our eyes! There are many more that help keep our vision healthy.
1. Spinach & Kale:
Spinach & kale are packed full of lutein and zeaxanthin—antioxidants that help keep our eyes strong and safe by acting as a “sunscreen” to protect our eyes from oxidative stress.
2. Eggs & Fish:
Eggs and fish both have lots of omega 3s which helps prevent eye disease as we age and protect against dry eyes.
Broccoli is full of fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, and eye-boosting beta carotene. Beta carotene, also found in carrots, protects our eyes from sun damage and is also good for our retinas.
Garlic protects against cataracts and eye disease. It also increases your blood flow, lowers cholesterol, and improves our immune systems.
Turkey is full of zinc which helps protect us from age-related macular degeneration.
Oranges and other citrus fruits are full of vitamin C which can improve the overall health of our eye tissue.
7. Dark Chocolate:
Dark chocolate is one of those guilty pleasures that you don’t have to feel guilty about anymore! Dark chocolate contains flavonoids that keep your blood vessels strong which helps keep the cornea strong too.
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
As a general rule, make sure you’re eating lots of fruits and vegetables—especially those leafy greens. You need all those vitamins to keep your body moving the way it should, including your eyes.