JUN 03, 2016 02:28 PM PDT
Foods That Boost Eye Health
WRITTEN BY: Julianne Chiaet
4 4 223

We've all heard that carrots boost eye health, but what other foods can keep your vision as sharp as possible?

Cold-water fish, like salmon, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help protect against dry eyes and macular degeneration. Nuts, such as almonds, are also rich in omega-3.

Vegetables that contain lutein and zeaxanthin also help protect against macular degeneration and cataracts. Such vegetables include leafy greens, like spinach, collard greens, and kale; as well as broccoli and peas. Eggs contain provide a variety of nutrients, including lutein and vitamin A.

Vitamin A protects the eye's surface and reduces the risk infection. It protects against macular degeneration and, when in drops, can provide relief for dry eyes. Carrots provide vitamin A, vitamin C, and carotenoids, which helps decrease the risk of many eye diseases.

Citrus fruits, such as tangerines, are high in vitamin C, which also helps reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
About the Author
  • Julianne (@JuliChiaet) covers health and medicine for LabRoots. Her work has been published in The Daily Beast, Scientific American, and MailOnline. While primarily a science journalist, she has also covered culture and Japanese organized crime. She is the New York Board Representative for the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). • To read more of her writing, or to send her a message, go to Jchiaet.com
You May Also Like
MAY 09, 2018
Videos
MAY 09, 2018
How Much Do We Really Know about Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder has been in the news recently since singer Mariah Carey revealing her diagnosis. As it happens, other celebrities have battled bipolar inc
MAY 10, 2018
Videos
MAY 10, 2018
Is It Candy or Vape Juice?
Vaping is extremely popular with young people, sometimes even middle schoolers, but the FDA has partnered with the FTC to warn vape manufacturers that thei
MAY 26, 2018
Videos
MAY 26, 2018
The Defense Mechanisms of Blowfish
Blowfish are known for their incredible defense mechanism: they can puff out into a spiky ball when threatened, as shown in the video. Some also have a spi
MAY 27, 2018
Videos
MAY 27, 2018
Bald Eagle and Fox Fight for Prey in Mid-Air
Imagine you're a fox and you just scored an excellent rabbit dinner. Now, imagine a bald eagle swooping down from above and attempting to steal your prey r
JUN 05, 2018
Videos
JUN 05, 2018
What will people look like 1,000 years from now?
  Sometimes in those rough moments when life just hits you with some growing pains, it's good to remember that we as people are always e
JUN 06, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
JUN 06, 2018
Berkelium a Bizarre Element
Berkelium is a synthetic, radioactive element that was first made at the  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory located in Berkeley, California (hence
Loading Comments...