Vitamins and the eye
Vitamins, which contain anti-oxidants, have been linked with eye health in various studies and clinical trials. They help to maintain healthy cells and tissues in the eye.
The main focus has been on the anti-oxidant vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins can be found in many sources of fruit and vegetables such as oranges, kiwis, dried apricots, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, carrots and spinach. They can also be found in nuts, seeds, dairy products and eggs. These are only a few of the food types an which antioxidant vitamins can be found.
Lutein and Eye Health
More recently it has been suggested that two types of antioxidants, known as ‘carotenoids’, called Lutein (pronounced Loo-teen) and Zeaxanthin (pronounced Zay-a-za-thin) may also help with eye health.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin can be found naturally in vegetables and fruit. For example, lutein can be found in yellow peppers, mango, bilberries and green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, chard and broccoli. Zeaxanthin can be found in orange sweet peppers, broccoli, corn, lettuce (not iceberg) and oranges.