Eating a wide range of fruit and vegetables is essential for protecting your eyes and keeping them healthy. Brightly coloured foods are rich in carotenoids and, as a rule, these tend to also be high in lutein and zeaxanthin, all of which help to protect the retina and maintain eye health. Foods rich in vitamins A, C and E also play an important role.
We've put together a short list of fruit and vegetables containing the most nutrients for optimum eye health. Including these in your diet on a regular basis can help to slow down the ageing process and reduce the risk of developing cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma.
You'll find a wealth of information on healthy eating in our Healthy Eating Guide.
Carrots are known for being rich in beta-carotene, which gives them their bright orange colour, but it's also a precursor for vitamin A, which can help to prevent night blindness and keeps your corneas healthy.
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