Healthy living benefits overall physical well-being, which helps promote overall eye health. Learn more about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while living with an eye disease. A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet are both extremely important tools for maintaining overall well-being, especially for people with glaucoma or macular degeneration. Both exercise and a healthy diet are important for overall health, but they also promote good eye health.
Foods that contain carotenoids, antioxidants, vitamins A and D, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent further degeneration of the eyes. Although these nutrients cannot completely reverse the effects of glaucoma, they can help prevent its progress. Carotenoids, especially lutein and zeaxanthin, are found in dark green, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables, including: spinach, okra, orange peppers, collard greens, kale, egg yolks, mango, and sweet potatoes.
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