From the Wellness Team: Wellness Wednesday Nutrition Tip – Nutrition and Your Vision

Did you know eating certain foods can help you prevent conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma?   

Kale has nutrients that may protect your eyes from sunlight damage, and decrease the risk of age-related changes in your eyes. Similarly, other foods like broccoli, kiwi, peas, red grapes, yellow squash, oranges, corn, papaya, and pistachios may offer the same benefits.

To help prevent dry eyes and night blindness, turn to sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, spinach, milk, and eggs for their unique blend of vitamins and minerals.

To help reduce your risk for cataracts, choose foods like strawberries, bell peppers, broccoli, oranges, and cantaloupe to get a high-powered antioxidant, vitamin C.

Healthy fats are dually beneficial to eye health as they help absorb key nutrients for eye health, while also sometimes providing omega-3’s, another key nutrient for eye health. Try foods like salmon, tuna, walnuts, flax seeds, and chia seeds to support your vision!  

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