Protect your eyes by eating more foods packed with these vision-friendly nutrients — particularly if you have a family history of either macular degeneration or cataracts.
Along with vitamin C, lutein, and beta-carotene, vitamin E is a member of a group of antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals. One study revealed that women who ate a very healthy diet full of all kinds of antioxidants from vegetables, fruits, and whole grains were half as likely to develop cataracts as women who did not eat such a healthy diet. In addition, numerous studies have observed that people with high dietary intakes or blood levels of antioxidants — particularly vitamins C and E — are at a significantly lower risk for cataracts. A diet full of foods rich in vitamin E, like sunflower seeds, almonds, peanuts, and butters made from these nuts and seeds can protect your vision (and benefit the rest of your body, as well!)