Diabetes along with normal aging can cause damage to the eyes. Make sure your eyes are getting enough nutrients by incorporating these 4 foods into your diet:
- Kale: This leafy green power food is packed with lutein and zeaxanthin which can help protect eye tissues from sun damage and reduce the risk of eye changes related to aging.
- Sweet Potatoes: The orange pigment in this food is high in beta-carotene which gets converted to vitamin A in the body and prevents dry eyes and night blindness.
- Strawberries: Strawberries are high in vitamin C which help you “C” better. This powerful antioxidant helps reduce your risk of cataracts.
- Salmon: Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids which can be beneficial for overall eye health. Aim to eat salmon or other fatty fish like tuna or sardines 2-3 times per week.
Written by Victoria Luera, Lone Star Circle of Care Registered Dietitian. Submitted by Ashley Wild.