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6 Essential Nutrients for Brighter Eye Health

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Okay, we all know that carrots are reputedly good for eye health (as we age), but eating your weight in carrots won’t make you bright eyed all on their own. However, when it comes to protecting the eyes from degenerative disorders such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (or AMD), and glaucoma a plethora of essential nutrients are required…

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Maintain the brightness and sharpness of your peepers by regularly noshing on vision-boosting omega-3 fatty acids—found in fatty types of fish (i.e., salmon, tuna, halibut, and sardines), as well as nuts and seeds (i.e., walnuts and flaxseed). In fact, eating fish just a few times per week can significantly boost eye health.

Research from the American Optometric Association (AOA) tells us that two particular omega-3s (EPA and DHA) are required for natural eye lubrication, to control light sensitivity, to produce DHA, and to protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration (or AMD).

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