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You may have seen bottles of multivitamins boasting that they now contain lutein, a compound that aids eye health. What is this compound, do you need it, and is there a way you can get it without popping open that bottle every day? What other things can you eat to protect your eyesight? The produce aisle is full of good ideas.

  • Avocados Don’t pass on the avocado! This creamy treat is packed with lutein, promoting healthy vision and dressing up a tortilla chip at the same time. Lutein may help prevent macular degeneration, a deterioration of vision that affects people as they age.
  • Squash and sweet potatoes. These rich orange-colored vegetables are rich in phytochemicals that may help prevent against loss of eyesight.
  • Carrots Bugs Bunny was right, carrots are a great produce choice for good health and vision. Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which is converted into Vitamin A by the body and helps protect healthy vision. It won’t make you see better if you already have healthy eyesight, but a carrot a day will help you keep the vision you do have longer.

A diet rich in Fresh1 produce will keep your eyes and your whole body healthy. Try to eat five servings of fruit or vegetables every day.

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