Best Foods for Eyesight

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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.