- Rich sources of lutein and zeaxanthin include eggs, kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, corn, garden peas and Brussels sprouts.
- Eating fish more than meat most of the week provides significant protection.
- The brassica family of vegetables -- broccoli, cabbage, kale and mustard greens -- provide anti-oxidants to protect the eyes.
- Eating three or more servings of fruit daily may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration. Look for fruits, such as berries, that contain flavonoid phytonutrients, which serve as antioxidants and also support capillaries that bring blood to the eyes.
Add these foods to your diet and you’ll have shown good foresight in protecting your eyesight!