We’ve all heard that certain foods, like carrots and blueberries, are good for your eyes. But how do we know what to believe? At The Daily Meal, we did our research and came up with five foods that are arguably the most important for eye health and eye protection.
What makes a food good for your eyes, you might ask? Foods high in nutrients like lutein, and zeaxanthin (which have been shown to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration) are especially beneficial to your peepers. Other essential nutrients and vitamins, like omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, beta-carotene, and vitamin A, C, and E, all contribute to eye health, as well.
So, which foods contain these eye-healthy nutrients? To start, leafy greens, especially dark ones, like kale, and spinach. And eggs, nuts and seeds, fatty fish (like tuna, salmon, or anchovies), carrots, and sweet potatoes are also foods that promote healthy eyes.
Take a look at our list of five foods that are good for your eyes, chow down, and then see the difference.