Eyes & Nutrition

If your mother pushed carrots onto your plate, telling you it would be good for your eyes, she was right. But what she probably didn’t tell you is that there are many other vegetables, fruits and other foods that can optimize your eye health. Those foods contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that can not only protect your eyes but also play a key role in how the eye works. These include the vitamins A (and its provitamin form, beta-carotene), Riboflavin, C and E, the mineral zinc and three crucial nutrients you may be less familiar with: DHA, lutein and zeaxanthin.

 

marigolds contain lutein

Lutein & Zeaxanthin 

Lutein belongs to a family of nutrients called carotenoids. Carotenoids are pigments that color our foods with yellows, reds and oranges. More »

Salmon contains DHA

DHA

For a long time, people shunned fats and fatty foods believing that all fats are bad for you. But experts now agree that there are some fats that are not only good for you but are actually essential. More »

Carrots contain health nutrients

Other Ingredients

We’re so often hounded to eat more fruits and vegetables to help protect us against everything from heart disease to cancer to digestive disease. But what many people don’t realize is the vitamins and minerals found in those foods are also good for our eyes. More »