Do you think you’re eating the foods that are best for your eyes? There is research that shows a strong connection between food and health.

And there is also evidence that supports the idea that various foods boost your eye health and help protect against sight-threatening diseases.

Here are the foods to boost your eye health:

1. Vegetables

Colorful fruits and vegetables such as kale, carrots, and blueberries are excellent sources of vitamins A and C. Kale is rich in dozens of nutrients which play a role in preserving the health of your eyes. Carrots are perfect for on-the-go snacking. They contain copious amounts of Vitamin A which helps to reduce the impact of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. In addition, blueberries are packed with anti-oxidants to help you reduce your risk of cancer, cataracts, glaucoma, heart disease, and other conditions. 

2. Eggs

Did you know eating whole eggs is not bad? Eggs, especially the yolk of an egg contain vitamins and nutrients such as zinc, lutein and Vitamin A. They are known to offset and slow down the rate of macular degeneration and reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration. Eggs may also protect against dry eyes and night blindness and promote eye health and function.

3. Fish

Fatty cold-water fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines, and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect against dry eyes, cataracts and macular degeneration. Eggs can also preserve the health of the retina and slow down inflammatory states of the eye.

4. Chia Seeds

Are you looking for an extra boost of nutrients? Then add some chia seeds to your diet. Did you know chia seeds contain more calcium than a glass of milk, more antioxidants than blueberries, and more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon or flax seeds? In addition, chia seed is also a great way to add more fiber to your diet.

5. Turkey

Turkey is packed with zinc and Vitamin B, which may help to prevent cataracts. You can add this delicious protein in tacos, burgers, sandwiches, and more.

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