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Foods that Keep Our Eyes in Top Shape

Taking care of your eyes is an important topic. Most people will be very protective of their eyes and willing to participate in activities that promote good eye health and possibly even lessen the effects of aging on our eyesight.

Some eye conditions require medical attention. However, for people who want to help their eyes and improve their well-being, there are many things you can do.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has excellent advice. One thing we can do is protect our eyes from the strain caused by screen time. You should look away from your screens at least 20 feet away every 20 minutes.

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It’s a good idea to use sunglasses when it’s sunny and always to wear safety glasses when we work on something that could irritate our eyes.

To reduce the chance of infection, avoiding touching your eyes without first washing your hands is essential. One of the best things you can do for your eye health is to ensure you get the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need. This is great because it allows us to eat well and have great vision!

Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Sweet potatoes and carrots both contain betacarotene. This is why they have an orange color. Beta-carotene is needed by our bodies to convert it into vitamin B. Vitamin A is also found in carrots, which are vital for the production of Rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is a light-absorbing substance that allows us to see a bit in low light. Vitamins may also help to prevent age-related eye degeneration.

Enjoy a tasty dose of carrots with this Carrot Harissa Soup. Or, for an extra boost of beta-carotene, try this Sweet Potato & Jackfruit Coconut Soup.

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