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Eat these Foods to Improve your Eye Health

Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 07:08 AM
Author: Amit Mathur


There are many foods you can consume to improve your eye health. While some will have more of an effect on you than others, it is important to pay close attention to your diet to ensure that you are getting the proper nutrients.

Here are five foods that can go a long way in improving your eye health:

  • Carrots
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Turkey
  • Sweet potatoes

Like many, your mom probably told you when you were young that eating carrots would go a long way in keeping your eyes healthy. This is not a myth.

Along with carrots, there are other vegetables you should add to your regular diet. For example, bell peppers and broccoli are both beneficial to your eye health.

Many people are unaware that turkey is another food that improves eye health (not to mention the fact that it tastes good). You should add this to your diet more often, instead of simply waiting for Thanksgiving to come around once a year.

Turkey is a great option because it is rich in zinc, not to mention the fact that it has plenty of niacin. Did you know that the B-vitamin niacin can help fight off cataracts?

On top of the benefits to your eyes, these five foods taste good and can improve the health of the rest of your body as well.

Although you may not enjoy these five foods, each one can be prepared in a variety of ways. Why not add a couple of these to your diet? It will do wonders for your eye health.

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