3 foods to eat for healthy eyes
Stock up on these foods to help keep your eyes healthy
Citrus fruit is full of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that inhibits damage to the body caused by free radicals. Recent research has shown that the retinas of our eyes require vitamin C in order for their nerve cells to function properly and to maintain better eyesight.
Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, are a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which help retina cells ward off free radicals and reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
Carrots, sweet potatoes and other foods high in beta-carotene can help protect eyes. In the body, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A, and in the retina, it converts to a protein essential for perception of light.