9 Superfoods for Eyesight

Enjoy these foods for optimal vision throughout your life.

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Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body. From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep, your eyes enable you to navigate the world around you. If you are fortunate to have good eyesight, don’t take it for granted! Preserving good vision can sometimes require proactive care. Below are some foods that can help you take care of your eyes and help ensure good eyesight throughout your life.

Sunflower seeds
According to CNet, sunflower seeds are great for your vision. The large contents of vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant, protects your eyes from oxidative stress. In addition, the vitamin E in sunflower seeds helps protect your eyes from strong and harmful UV rays. 

This vegetable is jam-packed with delicious nutrients. It is good for your eyes, according to Optometrists.org, because it contains nutrients that help prevent the oxidation of the retinas. The nutrients in this green and crunchy vegetable also help prevent age-related eyesight issues.

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Who doesn't love fresh and juicy strawberries? This fruit contains lots of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it may help lower lots of health related eyesight problems such as cataracts, explains the Eat Right platform.

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Almonds contain high levels of vitamin E, says Healthline. Eating Almonds and other vitamin E rich foods is good for you and helps prevent eyesight and other health issues such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Almonds are a great snack choice and are also delicious in salads and in yogurt.

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Salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids that protects your eyes from issues such as glaucoma and  has many other health benefits. This superfood, according to WebMD, even helps your eyes stay hydrated. 

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Spinach has always been considered a healthy and nutritious food. So it won’t surprise you to know that some, such as the Omni Eye Services, consider spinach to be the superfood of all superfoods, and even recommend that you eat spinach every day. They explain that lutein, which can be found in leafy greens such as spinach, acts like a sunscreen from blue-light for the eyes.

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Sight Research lists kiwi as a fruit that is bursting with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants  that are great for your eyes and help prevent sight loss. This zesty fruit can be enjoyed fresh, in salads and salsa. Don’t be afraid of its fuzzy brown exterior. The green and seedy inside is delicious and worth including in your diet.

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Eating citrus fruits such as oranges have so many health benefits. They usually include high levels of vitamin C, just like strawberries, which Healthline reports is key for eye health. This fruit is great for your eye vessels. Oranges are a versatile fruit and can be eaten raw, as juice, in smoothies and in fresh salads. 

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Last but definitely not least, carrots. This is the classic food that most people associate with good eyesight, and for good reason. Carrots contain a form of vitamin A that helps your eyes adjust to seeing in the dark, according to the Health Mil. This highly nutritious root vegetable can be enjoyed in many forms such as in salads, soups and fresh. And the great thing about it is it's not only good for your eyes but good for your digestive health, heart and skin as well.

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