Garden For Your Eyes
It's that time of year again! Our summer gardens are producing bounties of yummy vegetables. You may have more squash and greens that you know what to do with, but the good news is, many of the most bountiful summer vegetables are also incredibly good for supporting eye health. Its been proven that leafy greens and vegetables like zucchini and broccoli are high in antioxidants that help protect vision and eye health. Check out our easy reference list below of what vegetables and fruits to plant and eat to support your eye health. Click the nutrient name for more information about why it's good for your eyes!
|Kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, corn, garden peas and Brussels sprouts.||Lutein & Zeaxanthin|
|Red berries, red and green bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach||Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)|
|green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, avocados, wheat germ and whole grains.||Vitamin E|
|Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, and green leafy vegetables.||Vitamin A & Beta Carotene|
|Flax seeds, soybeans, and walnuts.||Essential Fatty Acids|
Besides fresh, green vegetables there are other great foods that support eye health. Read our previous post about eating for your eyes to learn more!