Best Foods for Eyesight


Shellfish like clams, crab, mussels, oysters and lobster are all rich in the mineral zinc. Zinc is important for the health of all body tissues, but it’s found in unusually high concentrations in tissues of the retina and is required for the functioning of enzymes that keep vision sharp. In people with macular degeneration, levels of zinc in the retina can be very low, so eating zinc-rich foods is a logical first step towards preventing and treating macular degeneration. In addition to shellfish, good sources of this eye-friendly nutrient include lean beef, pork tenderloin, peanut butter, skinless poultry, and pumpkin seeds.