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Many people begin to think about eye health even before they start having problems with it. Our eyes are extremely important. Thanks to them, we manage to perceive the world around us and enjoy the beauty that life offers.

Proper eye care however is complex, and one part of that puzzle is proper nutrition. Food can help protect the eyes from various diseases as well as save your eyesight. Here are the best foods you can eat for healthy eyes:

  1. Carrots. Remember when your mother constantly tells you how important carrots are for your eyes? Well, she is right. Carrots may be the best known food for eye health. They are rich in vitamin A, which can prevent night blindness and are essential for the health of the retina. Crunchy carrots contain antioxidants, beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein, which reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts (cataract).
  2. Salmon and sardines. Eat more fish if you want to keep your vision intact. Fish is particularly useful for the eyes because it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids that keep your heart and brain healthy. Furthermore, it may protect your eyes by fighting inflammation and helping cells work better. Regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids protects small blood vessels that lie in sight. It is recommended to consume fish like salmon, herring or sardines at least 2 times a week to keep your eyes healthy.
  3. Broccoli. You will rarely find a person who has not come across information regarding the health benefits of broccoli. Therefore, it will certainly not surprise you that broccoli are among the most recommended grocery healthy food. They are a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins and are the easiest way of receiving so many nutrients in one bite. With the consumption of broccoli you simultaneously enter vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C into your body, which will all fight together to preserve your eyesight.
  4. Spinach. This green plant contains carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. It also contains vitamin C and vitamin E. Spinach undoubtedly helps in protecting against macular degeneration and night blindness.
  5. Eggs. This will surprise you, but it’s true – eggs improve your eye health. No matter whether you prefer scrambled or boiled eggs, it is important not to omit eggs from your diet. Vitamin A, which eggs have, improves the health of the retina of the eye. In addition, eggs contain vitamins B, which has essential fatty acids and zinc. As a result, having eggs as part of your diet will improve your vision and keep your eyes healthy.
  6. Almonds. Crispy and delicious, almonds are rich in vitamin E. This vitamin slows the development of vision problems that occur due to aging and can also prevent cataracts.
  7. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries. These cute little fruits are an amazing source of antioxidants, which studies have shown to lower the risk of eye diseases. These foods are among the top sources of vitamin C.

Other foods that are useful for your eyes include squash, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, milk, avocado, papaya, apricots, lemons, oranges, dark chocolate, and oysters.

Everything we eat affects our body. Whether the effect of food will be positive or negative depends solely on you and the choices you make.

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  Many people begin to think about eye health even before they start having problems with it. Our eyes are extremely important. Thanks to them, we manage to perceive the world around us and enjoy the beauty that life offers. Proper eye care however is complex, and one part of that puzzle is proper...