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Diet and Your Eye Sight

Recent scientific studies have confirmed what your mother always knew: a healthier diet is good for your eye sight. Yellowish pigments called carotenoids are critical to vision. They are found in large quantities in kale, spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables, but also broccoli, green beans, corn, oranges, tomatoes and, yes, carrots. Eating a diet high in these pigments is protective against vision loss from age-related macular degeneration and may even improve fine contrast vision in normal eyes. If you have macular degeneration, your doctor may recommend a supplement to your dietary intake of carotenoids. Supplements containing carotenoids (like lutein and zeaxanthin) may also contain antioxidant vitamins (vitamin C and E) and minerals to increase protection against vision loss.


Eye-Healthy Recipe

Try these eye-healthy recipes from the cookbook Eat Right for Your Sight (by Jennifer Trainer Thompson and Johanna M. Seddon, MD)