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Bright Eyes! Here's Looking at Lutein!
These veggies and fruits are great for your eyes! Because they contain lutein.
For one one getting up in years taking lutein is a goos thing. Lutein in food helps protect against cataracts and macular degeneration, which are common, age-related eye disorders. Lutein and another carotenoid, zeaxanthin, form the yellow pigment of the retina and absorb blue light, a harmful component of sunlight.
Lutein is one of the yellow and orange pigments found in many fruits and vegetables, including mangoes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, carrots, squash, tomatoes and dark, leafy greens (such as kale, collards, mustard greens, cabbage, spinach and bok choy). The best thing you can do to prevent eye disorders is to make sure that your diet contains lots of lutein-rich fruits and vegetables. In addition to the ones listed above, you can get zeaxanthin in orange bell peppers, oranges and honeydew melon. So eat your fruits and veggies!
Get regular eye exams.
Wear sun-protective glasses that screen out harmful UV rays.
The antioxidants they contain will benefit both your overall and visual health.
Taking a supplement that includes vitamin C, zinc, bilberry and pycnogenol, all may help prevent or lessen the risk of eye diseases.