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Information about nutrients and eye health.
What Your Diet May Be Missing
Eye healthy foods
Many dark leafy greens and brightly colored vegetables are rich in Lutein?Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Powerful antioxidants naturally present in the macula. Critical for helping filter out harmful blue light. and Zeaxanthin?Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Powerful antioxidants naturally present in the macula. Critical for helping filter out harmful blue light., vital nutrients for eye health.4
Oil-rich fish such as tuna and salmon along with nuts and fortified eggs are an excellent source of omega-3s?Omega-3s: A family of fatty acids that help protect eye health., another important nutrient for your eyes.5
Unfortunately, many of us do not consume enough of these eye-healthy foods in our daily diets.6
- SanGiovanni JP, Chew EY, Clemons TE, et al; for Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. The relationship of dietary carotenoid and vitamin A,E, and C intake with age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study: AREDS Report No. 22. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(9): 1225-1232
- Hodge W, Barnes D, Schachter H, et al. Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Eye Health. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 117 AHRQ Publication No. 05-E008-2. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2005.
- National Eye Institute: Facts about Dry eye available at: http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/dryeye/dryeye.asp (accessed 3-13-13)
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- Office of Dietary Supplements. National Institutes of Health. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health available at: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Omega3FattyAcidsandHealth
- Cordain L, Eaton SB, Sebastian A, Mann N, Lindeberg S, Watkins BA, OKeefe JH, Brand-Miller J. Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Feb, 81(2):341-354
- US Department of Agriculture. What’s In the Foods You Eat Search Tool. Available at: http://reedir.arsnet.usda.gov/codesearchwebapp/(frjdk0yboj4mv455uy0sxfrd)/codesearch.aspx. Accessed March 16, 2012.
- Supplement Facts Label: Centrum Silver, One A Day Women's 50+ Advantage, Nature Made Multi 50+, and Ocuvite Adult 50+ Formula. Not a complete list of ingredients contained in each product. Comparison based on supplement facts from product labeling.
- SanGiovanni JP, Chew EY. The role of Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in health and disease of the retina. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2005;24(1):87-138.
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