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Top 5 Plants You Can Grow in Your Garden to Help Your Eyes

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Our vision is something that most of us tend to take for granted. Maintaining our eyesight is essential and easy to do by maintaining a healthy diet. You can even grow most of these plants right in your own backyard!
 
Eye health can be promoted especially by intake of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin.
 
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Citrus fruits (such as lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit) are a great addition to a diet to help promote eye health! These contain many antioxidants such as vitamin C. These help to reduce your risk for developing cataracts and macular degeneration.

Green, leafy vegetables (such as sprouting broccoli, spinach, kale, and collard greens) are super nutritious to add into your diet! These plants contain high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin which are important eye nutrients. These nutrients help to maintain your vision.

Sweet potatoes are a great addition because of their high levels of beta carotene which is converted to vitamin A within our body. This helps to slow progress of macular degeneration and helps to prevent dry eyes and night blindness.

Carrots are high in beta carotene and lutein which helps to promote your vision. They help to protect against macular degeneration and night blindness.

Seeds are high in omega-3s and vitamin E. These help to maintain good eyesight and decrease your risk for macular degeneration and cataracts.

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This content is for informational purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard your professional medical advice or deal in seeking it. It’s important to note that each person is different and their body will react to foods differently. See what works best with your body and discuss with a physician if you have any questions.

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