Fight Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration with the Right Diet

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The risk of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration grows as we age, but the right diet can have positive affects on your vision. Intake of the right vitamins and certain foods can lead to better eyesight and ward off deterioration of cells. Here are some vitamins to look out for:

Vitamin C

Protects your cells from damage caused by oxidative stress. Vitamin C can be found highly concentrated in blackcurrants, oranges, peppers, strawberries and broccoli.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Have you heard the term 'good fat'? Well, this is one of them. Omega-3 fatty acids​ help maintain health vision, brain function and normal blood pressure. Find Omega-3 in oily fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines, oysters, crab and others.

Resveratrol



Emerging research shows that this substance, which is produced by plants in response to bacteria, also protects against oxidative damage to cells – helping you live long and prosper!
Find it in grapes, blueberries, cranberries, peanuts and wine.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin



These substances enrich macular pigment in the eye, protecting against the harmful affects of light exposure
To get your fill, dig into kale, spinach, lettuce, broccoli and red peppers.

Learn more about helping your loved ones eat a more notoriously balanced meal at www.sundaydinnerpledge.com​.

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