A healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of eye health problems significantly! According to a study published in 2001 (AREDS), certain vitamins and minerals can reduce the risk of age related decline in eye health by 25%! The Age-related Eye Study (AREDS) was then again updated in 2013 to test different versions of the original formula. Those variations included Omega-3 fatty acids, zeaxanthin, lutein and beta-carotene and they discovered that particular variations worked better than others. Furthermore they discovered that Omega-3 fatty acids, copper, lutein and zeaxanthin are absolutely vital for healthy eyes.

Here are the ten best nutrient-rich foods for healthy eyes:

  • Fish
  • Nuts and legumes
  • Seeds
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Carrots
  • sweet potatoes
  • beef
  • eggs
  • water

Here are the recommended daily allowances of eye healthy nutrients that help slow age related eye disease:

  • 2 mg of copper oxide
  • 2 mg zeaxanthin
  • 10mg lutein
  • 80 mg zinc oxide
  • 400 IU vitamin E
  • 500 IU vitamin C

Early diagnosis is the best way to treat most eye diseases. Be sure to have your eyes checked regularly annually. Organizations such as the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) continue to recommend nutrients for healthy eyes based on the AREDS reports. If you have questions or experience changes in your vision or eye pain, please seek

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