Your Vision Is Very Important
When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see. Certain vitamins and minerals found in food may play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts—cloudy areas in the lens of the eye—and age-
related macular degeneration (AMD)—a condition that causes vision loss in the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. “While there is no definite proof, some studies suggest that eating a diet rich in certain nutrients may help,” says Dr. Ivana Kim, associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
You’ll want to concentrate on yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, plus egg yolks and fatty, cold-water fish.
Best food sources of eye-healthy nutrients:
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, corn, eggs, kale, nectarines, oranges, papayas, romaine lettuce, spinach, squash
Omega-3 fatty acids
Flaxseed, flaxseed oil, halibut, salmon, sardines, tuna, walnuts
Apricots, cantaloupe (raw), carrots, mangos, red peppers (raw), ricotta cheese (part-skim), spinach, sweet potatoes
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, red peppers (raw), strawberries
Almonds, broccoli, peanut butter, spinach, sunflower seeds, wheat germ
Chickpeas, oysters, pork chops, red meat, yogurt