Eat to Improve Vision

Maintaining your eyesight can be as easy (and tasty) as enhancing your diet. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends adding these foods to your menu.

  • Nutrient-rich kale can offer protection against sunlight damage, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
  • Sweet potatoes, an excellent source of beta carotene, may lower the risk of macular degeneration.
  • Vitamin C-rich strawberries may protect against cataracts.
  • Salmon, loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, can soothe dry eyes and reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
  • Antioxidant-laden green tea appears to protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
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“Health Tip: Eat Right for Healthier Sight” by Diana Kohnle, MedlinePlus, www.nlm.nih/gov/medlineplus, 5/28/13