August – Cataract Awareness Month

August – Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness. They may actually result from years of exposure to sunlight. Some foods are showing promising benefits for fighting cataracts. Vitamin E, found in wheat germ, nuts, seeds, and oils, and vitamin C, found in oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, broccoli, and peppers, have both been shown to help reduce your risk of developing cataracts. Blueberries, Brussels sprouts, and spinach contain Phytochemicals that help prevent degeneration of the eyes.

So, eat up on these healthy nutrients this month and check with your eye doctor if you think you may have cataracts. Eating healthy can help keep your eyes seeing well for years.
Information from: www.eatright.org