3 foods to eat for healthy eyes

Stock up on these foods to help keep your eyes healthy

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Citrus fruit

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.

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Leafy greens

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.

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Orange veggies

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.

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