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Be Sure To Eat Healthy For Your Eyes

Posted Mar 02 2009 12:00am

In this blog we discuss a lot of subjects dealing with health, weight and stress. In today’s world everything is so fast paced and hectic and many of us don’t get to eat right all the time. Here is another reason to eat well and an important topic that you should be aware of. March is Save Your Vision month. Based on research from multiple studies, there is a strong correlation between good nutrition and the prevention of age-related eye diseases. Research shows that 30 million (or one out of four) Americans age 40 and older suffer from some level of vision loss. With proper nutrition you can slow down vision loss. You can help protect your eye sight and vision and slow vision loss by adding the listed nutrients below to your diet.


Lutein and zeaxanthin: Colorful fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, kale, corn, green beans, peas, oranges and tangerines

Essential fatty acids: Fatty fish like tuna, salmon, or herring, whole grain foods, chicken and eggs

Vitamin C: Fruits and vegetables, including oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, papaya, green peppers and tomatoes

Vitamin E: Vegetable oils, such as safflower or corn oil, almonds, pecans, sweet potatoes, and sunflower seeds

Zinc: Extra-lean red meat, poultry, liver, shellfish, milk, baked beans, and whole grains

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