Healthy eyes can start right in your kitchen. That’s why we’ve collected lots of great tips to make eye health as easy as 1-2-3 to start off the school year. These healthy for your eyes recipes are rich in green leafy greens, antioxidants, and beta-carotene!
Good eye health starts with the food on your plate.
Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. To get them, fill your plate with:
- Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and collards
- Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
- Eggs, nuts, beans, and other nonmeat protein sources
- Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
- Oysters and pork
A well-balanced diet also helps you stay at a healthy weight. That lowers your odds of obesity and related diseases like type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.