You’ve probably heard that foods like carrots are good for your eyes – promoting strength and protection. Packed with beta-carotene, this orange colored veggie helps the retina and other parts of the eye function properly – without a hitch.
In saying that, if you’re not a fan of carrots (like me), there are several other options to aide you in your journey to that Superman x-ray vision. Keep in mind, however, that precision peepers do not depend on beta-carotene consumption alone. In fact, good vision relies on several other vitamins and minerals found in several foods, including: .
They’re packed with lutein and zeaxanthin—antioxidants that, studies show, lower the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts.
Though no studies have associated antioxidants in eggs with eye disease risk, according to The Egg Nutrition Council, the yolk is a prime source of lutein and zeaxanthin—plus zinc, which helps reduce your macular degeneration risk. Degeneration occurs most after age 60, but it can occur earlier in those that smoke or have a family history of the disease, the National Eye Institute says.