Certain foods are known to aid in your eye’s health. Although carrots are high in plant carotenoids that produce vitamin A, which is beneficial to your eye sight, they are one of many foods that are beneficial for you eye sight. Read on to see which foods are most beneficial for your sight:
Spinach is high in the nutrient lutein, which is known to reduce the risk of cataract surgery. Spinach also contains carotenoids beta-carotene and zeaxanthin, all of which are exceptional nutrients for eye health.
“Zinc helps bring vitamin A from the liver, where it’s stored, to the retina in your eye to produce melanin, a protective eye pigment,” says Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN and one of upwave's diet and nutrition experts. “Oysters have nearly 500 percent of the daily value of zinc,” she adds.
“Green tea is a rich source for a variety of flavonoids,” says David Katz, MD, MPH, a diet and nutrition expert for upwave and author of Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What makes Us Well. “This family of antioxidants helps protect the retina from the damage of solar radiation,” he says. In animal studies, green tea consumption has also been associated with lower risk of certain types of glaucoma. So make a cup already. You’ll thank me when you reach your golden years, eye-problem free.
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