Best Foods and Vitamins For Healthy Eyes And Preventing Cataracts

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1.  Fruits and Vegetables

Organic fruits and vegetables that are high in flavonoids and antioxidants are one of the best means of protection. Add more of the following to your daily diet:

  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Bilberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Oatmeal
  • Legumes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Pomegranates
  • Carrots
  • Pineapple
  • Apples
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Collard Greens
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Asparagus
  • Tomatoes

Learn how to make your own tasty juices at home so you can mix these cataract fighting agents together in one easy glass! Try some mixes such as 5 carrots and 2 apples or 1 carrot, 1 apple, 1 tomato, and 1 cup of strawberries.


2.  Herbs and Other Supplements

Some of the best “eye food” herbs and supplements are:

  • Kelp
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Capsicum
  • Turmeric
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Spirulina


3. Vitamin E

This important vitamin has so many health benefits, it’s difficult to know where to start. It can protect your skin and eyes from the UV rays of the sun, it offers protection from prostate cancer, as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant in the body, which fights off the damage that those bad guys, free radicals, cause. You need about 15 mgs of vitamin E each day.  A great way to get your vitamin E on is to eat more foods like almonds, papaya, dark leafy greens like spinach, and sunflower seeds. Of course, you can always take a supplement but getting this vitamin from your food is a much better choice.

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