How often do you think about the health of your eyes? Probably only when you need a visit ott he optician or you start to notice that you are having to sit closer and closer to the Next Day delivery desks that you got from

so you can see what you are typing on your computer screen.

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The health of our eyes has an impact on our entire life and can cause problems with the jobs that we can do and the way we enjoy experiences in our lives. There are a number of vitamins and minerals that you get from your food that can help keep your eyes as healthy as possible.

Vitamin C & E – these vitamins are antioxidants and they help our body to protect itself from free radicals and in the case of the eyes this means absorbing any potential damage. The foods that you want to consume that contain these vitamins include oranges, olive oil, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, seeds and cereal products.

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Vitamin A – this vitamin helps our vision when the light is low. It is thought that carrots help you to see in the dark adn this is because carrots contain beta-carotene and this is what is used to form Vitamin A in our bodies. Foods include carrots, peppers and sweet potatoes.

Zinc – this helps to ensure that our retinas are working to an optimum level as zinc helps to protect cell membranes. Foods high in zinc include eggs, peanuts and whole grains.