Pink and red grapefruit
Eating antioxidant-rich produce like pink and red grapefruit
, which are rich in both vitamin C and beta carotene, can help protect your eye health. One study followed a group of more than 4,000 people for eight years to see how diet affected the risk of macular degeneration, and found that people who ate a diet rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and zinc had a 35 percent reduced risk of developing macular degeneration compared with people who ate an average diet. Other excellent sources of vitamin C include bell peppers, guava, oranges, strawberries, and broccoli. Best foods for beta carotene also include dark leafy greens
, like spinach and Swiss chard, and orange vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, and butternut squash.