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Nutrients for Eye Health

There are several nutrients that can help promote brighter and clearer vision—who doesn't want that? To bolster your sight, Sharecare, a website cofounded by Dr. Oz, has several good nutrient recommendations. Zinc is a great mineral to start with–it helps get vitamin A from the liver to the retina, protecting the eyes, preventing cataracts, and helping with night vision. Speaking of vitamin A, be sure to check out beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. If dry eyes are the issue, omega-3 fatty-acids such as EPA and DHA may help. As for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), research shows that it’s best to take in a bunch of eye-supporting nutrients, rather than focusing on just one. Get started by eating these nutrients in the form of kidney beans which contain zinc, apricots which contain beta-carotene, and salmon which contain omega-3s. Along with food, supplements can also be a good source of these nutrients.

Source: Sharecare

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