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Holiday Nutrition for Your Eyes

Support your loved ones’ eye health as you plan your holiday festivities.

Check out some tips on how to help protect against the following issues:

Cataracts and Macular Degeneration

  • Avocados, Broccoli, Collard Greens, Kale, Peas and Spinach (Antioxidants: Lutein and Zeaxanthin)
  • Berries, Grapefruits, Lemons and Oranges (Vitamin C)
  • Black-Eyed Peas, Kidney Beans and Lentils (Bioflavonoids and Zinc)
  • Lean Beef (Zinc)
  • Mackerel, Salmon, Sardines and Tuna (Omega-3s)
  • Whole Grains (Low Glycemic Index)

Dry Eye and Blindness

  • Blueberries, bilberry, apples, bananas, pears, cherries, peaches, lemon (Flavonoids)
  • Blackcurrant seed oil (Omega-3s)
  • Eggs (Lutein and Vitamin A)
  • Flaxseed oil, Walnuts Canola Oil (Omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Seaweed, sea grapes, spirulina (Taurine)
  • Sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, dark leafy greens (Vitamin A)

Promote Overall Eye Health

  • Almonds, Pistachios and Walnuts (Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E)
  • Bell Peppers, Carrots, Corn, Cantaloupe, Pumpkin, Strawberries and Tomatoes (Vitamin A and C).
  • Brown Rice, Quinoa, Whole Oats and Whole-Wheat Breads and Pasta (Vitamin E, Zinc and Niacin)