The Best Vitamins And Nutrients For Eye Health

Green pillsHere are some of the essential vitamins and nutrients needed to ward off eye disease, and the foods which contain them:

Vitamin A and beta carotene
  • sweet potato
  • carrots
  • red pepper
  • pumpkin
  • squash
Vitamin E
  • almonds
  • sunflower seeds
  • peanuts
  • safflower oil
  • soybean, corn, and wheat germ oil
  • asparagus
Vitamin C
  • oranges and orange juice
  • broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • blackberries
  • grapefruit juice
B vitamins
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) beans, lentils, pork, fish, green peas, yogurt
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) beef, oats, yogurt, milk, clams, mushrooms, almonds
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin) beef liver, chicken, salmon and tuna, brown and white rice, peanuts
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) chickpeas, dark leafy greens, poultry, beef liver, salmon, and tuna
  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid) dark leafy greens, peanuts, beans, seafood, sunflower seeds, eggs
  • Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) fish, liver, red meat, poultry, eggs
Lutein and zeaxanthin
  • egg yolks
  • corn
  • asparagus
  • broccoli
  • lettuce
  • peas
  • kale
  • spinach
  • seafood, such as oysters, crab, and lobster
  • turkey
  • beans
  • chickpeas
  • nuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • whole grains
  • milk
  • fortified cereals
Omega-3 fatty acids
  • oily fish, such as sardines, tuna, and herring
  • flaxseed
  • walnuts
  • chia seeds
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