Our eyes, just like the rest of our body, need proper nutrition to stay healthy and functioning at their best. Two very important eye nutrients are lutein (LOO-teen) and zeaxanthin (zee-ah-ZAN-thin), both types of carotenoids (kuh-RAH-teh-noids).
It turns out that your mother was right – about many things – but particularly about the importance of eating your vegetables. There have been many articles in recent years about the importance of multiple servings of vegetables in reducing the risk of a number of diseases.
A recent study published findings that eating fruits and vegetables may help reduce the risk of glaucoma. The second leading cause of blindness in the world, glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve.