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Graze on Foods Good for Your Eyes
What we eat may help protect against cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Eating certain foods, especially fruits and vegetables, can promote overall eye health.
Research studies have found antioxidants like vitamins E, C and A, lutein, and zeaxanthin are compounds found in food that are essential for good eye health.
Vitamin E can be found in wheat germ, nuts, seeds and oils. Vitamin C is found in oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, broccoli and peppers. Good sources of vitamin A are carrots, papaya, fortified milk and tomatoes.
Both lutein and zeaxanthin are found in dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, peas, kiwi, red grapes, yellow squash, oranges, corn, mangoes and honeydew melon.
This year's theme for National Nutrition Month is "Get Your Plate in Shape." For videos, tips, games and other resources to help you eat healthfully, visit eatright.org/nnm.
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