Vitamin A and Beta-carotene
We’ve all heard that carrots are good for your eyes. That’s because they’re loaded with Beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that turns into Vitamin A in our bodies. But what are the other foods that are good for your vision health? Spinach, apricots, onions, broccoli and grapefruit are good sources of beta-carotene and good for your vision.
Lutein, the forgotten benefit
Lutein is a carotenoid related closely to beta-carotene and vitamin A. It is often called the “eye vitamin” because it can prevent various types of eye diseases. It acts as an antioxidant in our bodies and is mostly found in brightly colored vegetables and fruits such as leafy greens and grapes. Eggs are also a good source of lutein.
Studies show that foods high in Vitamin C help lower the risk to some vision issues such as macular degeneration. Foods rich in Vitamin C include oranges, peaches, apples and bananas. Vitamin C is also good for your overall health.
Diets full of various fruits and vegetables are not only good for your vision but great for your overall health.