You may think your eyesight is at the mercy of your genetics, and there is some truth to that. However, there are ways you can protect your eyesight and even improve it, and one of those ways is by eating the right foods.
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That thing your parents told you about eating carrots to see better? Turns out it’s mostly true (thanks mom!). But carrots aren’t the only beneficial food for your eyes – there are many others, so let’s take a look at 14 of them…
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1. All Hail Kale
Okay, so maybe it’s not a food that makes everyone’s mouth water, but it sure is tempting to your eyes. Reader’s Digest explains that kale is loaded with antioxidants that fight cancer as well as vitamins, but there’s more to it that meets the eye.
The source says kale also contains eye-friendly beta-carotene, “and is the top combo of both lutein and zeaxanthin,” which are also healthy for your peepers. Just 1-cup of the greens contains 23.8-mg of these carotenoids, it adds. If you don’t like kale on its own, you can blend it into a fruit smoothie, suggests the source.