What you eat has an impact on the health of your eyes.
Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc and vitamins C and E might help reduce the risk of vision problems such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Studies have shown that eating foods that contain these nutrients can help to lead to good eye health:
- Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and collards
- Salmon, tuna and other oily fish
- Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
- Eggs, nuts, beans and other non-meat proteins
- Oysters and pork