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Healthy eating for healthy eyes

These foods contain compounds called lutein and zeaxanthin. Some research has shown these compounds may help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.

Lutein is found in egg yolks, kiwifruit, red grapes, spinach, yellow squash and peas. Zeaxanthin is found in oranges, corn, mangoes and honeydew melon.

The vitamins and minerals these foods provide are important and the potential extra benefits make them even better. Try to eat at least 2 cups of fruits and 21/2 cups of vegetables every day.

” American Dietetic Association (ADA), http://www.eatright.org