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September 22, 2019
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Six foods that are good for your eyes

Here are the magic foods that are so good to prevent eye-related problems and help maintain 6/6 eyesight.

Fatty fish

Rich in omega-3, fatty fish like tuna, herring or sardine (steamed or grilled) nourish the cell membranes of nerve cells, including the retina and also prevent the onset of eye diseases linked to aging.

Carrots

As with a number of other orange and yellow fruit, the carrot is full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant precursor of vitamin A and rich in pigments that protect the retina, especially against cataracts. It’s also important to note any vitamin deficiencies that could provoke decreased visual acuity. Carrots should be consumed cooked several times per week.

Spinach

Rich in pigments, beta-carotene and vitamins, spinach is a super food for eye health as it protects against loss of visual acuity and UV rays. It should be a staple of your kitchen ingredients and consumed several times per week either alone or with sides, in a salad or cooked to your liking.

Eggs

Thanks to its numerous antioxidants including vitamin A, essential for seeing in the dark, this food is renowned for its protective qualities. In particular, it helps protect against aging-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease of the retina.

Broccoli

This green vegetable, as well as its entire family of cruciferous vegetables, are rich in pigments and antioxidants and contain a high level of vitamin C that protects the retina and the crystalline lens from UV rays as well as free radicals, harmful to vision. These vegetables are to be consumed without moderation in gratin dishes, steamed or in tarts all year long.

Corn

A great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, essential pigments for eye health, this ingredient protects against AMD and can be eaten in salads, cooked or raw. Consuming 5 to 6 g per day of these pigments is said to be one of the best ways to prevent cataracts.