5 Vitamins & Minerals for Healthy Eyes
By Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD
Take a moment to consider your eyes. They are just the size of ping pong balls, yet eyes help you take in all that happens around you. When you’re awake, eyes interpret a steady stream of information that’s transmitted to your brain for processing, all in far less time than it takes to blink.
A large part of eye health is derived from the nutrients in your diet. Vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin, Omega-3 fats, and vitamins C and E are five key vitamins and minerals for healthy eyes.
Because our diets sometimes have shortcomings in certain vitamins and minerals, a multivitamin can add the right daily nutrients that could make a difference in your vision. Whatever your age, some multivitamins provide nutrient levels that support eye health.
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