Foods to eat for Whiter, Brighter Eyes

The right nutrition is very important for beautiful eyes.

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May is Healthy Vision Month, If you want to make your eyes sparkle with health as well as help to improve your eyesight naturally, you can look after them from within, with these top five super nutrients for eye health.

Vitamin A

You know how your Mom told you that if you ate all your carrots you would be able to see in the dark? She might not have been too far from telling the truth!

Fruits and vegetables with high vitamin A content are fantastic for your eye health. To make the most of this vitamin, up your intake of carrots, peaches, papaya and mangoes.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has the reputation for being a wonder vitamin and there’s science to suggest that your eyes can benefit from a good supply of it as well as the rest of you. Add plenty of Vitamin C-rich foods, including oranges, grapefruits and strawberries to your diet and you’ll help to protect your eyes from cell damage.

Vitamin E

Get this essential vitamin for eye health from sunflower seeds, wheat germ, hazelnuts, peanut butter and almonds. Just a handful of almonds will provide half of your daily dose.

Antioxidants

Look for delicious leafy greens like kale, spinach, collards and romaine lettuce – these are all fantastic sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, the antioxidants responsible for reducing your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Zinc

Try eating more sesame seeds/tahini, hemp seeds, cashew nuts and pine nuts, shiitake mushrooms and avocados for a good intake of protective zinc.