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Choose Foods that Improve Your Eye Health and Energy

We all know that our food choices affect our health. But did you know that foods can improve the health of our eyes too? Improving your eye health and overall health is as easy as eating plenty of vitamin-rich foods that fuel your body and protect your eyes.

Brightly colored bell peppers are a nutritional power food that could help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and age-related macular degeneration. They can also help you meet your daily recommended levels of vitamins A and C. Plus, bell peppers are fat-free, low-calorie, and contain fiber. In addition to giving your body the dose of vitamins it needs, bell peppers fill you up fast and help curb your hunger.

Get the most from what you eat by choosing a variety of colorful produce that's rich in antioxidants. Bump up your nutritional intake by selecting foods with selenium, vitamin E, vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid, zinc, and omega-3 fats. Nature has just what you need for a holiday energy boost.

Here are other tasty foods to eat for good health:

  • Carrots - Filled with beta carotene, carrots can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Bok choy, spinach, and other dark green, leafy vegetables - Deep green and leafy, spinach is filled with vitamin C, beta carotene, and loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants act like a natural sunscreen for your eyes and they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
  • Sweet potatoes - This bright orange root vegetable provides beta carotene, just like carrots.
  • Wild salmon - Studies show that eating foods rich in omega-3s can help protect tiny blood vessels in the eyes.