10 Foods That Boost Eye Health

Eat these foods to benefit your eyes.

10 Foods That Boost Eye Health

By Toni Gasparis

According to the American Optometric Association, research has shown that certain nutrients in foods can help reduce your risk of eye problems like age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and vision loss. Add these foods into your shopping cart the next time you go to the grocery store and integrate them into your daily diet so you can eat your way to healthy eyes.


Eggs

Your eyes contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which protects them from light's harmful high-energy wavelengths. Eggs naturally contain these essential nutrients, so protect yourself from eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration by adding a sunny side up over a bed of spinach into your diet.

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Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

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This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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