Carrots maybe the food best known for helping your eyes, but other foods and the nutrients maybe more important for keeping your eyesight keen as you age.

DARK GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES. Spinach, kale and collard greens, to name a few, are full of Luton and xanthine plant pigments that can help stem the development of macular degeneration and cataracts. Broccoli, peas and avocados are also good sources of this powerful antioxidant duo.

FISH cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which may help protect against dry eyes.

EGGS The vitamins and nutrients in eggs, including Luton and vitamin A , Promote eye health and function.

WHOLE GRAINS A diet containing foods with low glycemic index can help reduce your risk for age related macular degeneration.

CITRUS FRUITS AND BERRIES oranges, grapefruits, lemons and berries are high in vitamin C, which make reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

NUTS pistachios, walnuts, almonds, whichever type tickles your fancy are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and fitment I that boost your eye health.

LEGUMES kidney beans, Black Eyed Peas and lentils are good sources of bioflavonoid and zinc and can help protect the retina and lower the risk for developing macular degeneration and cataracts.

SUNFLOWER SEEDS Help keep your eyes healthy and disease free by snacking on sunflower seeds, which are excellent sources of VITAMIN E and zinc.

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