Loading up your plate with a variety of richly colored fruits and vegetables is one sure way to lower your risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. These vibrant beauties are loaded with zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, and flavonoids that provide powerful antioxidant properties.
Zeaxanthin and lutein are classified as carotenes ( a highly colored plant pigment ranging from red to violet) and happen to be the only carotenes found in the human lens making them critically important to the health of the macula which is responsible for sharp, central vision.
So the next time you load up your plate, consider adding some of the following:
beets, eggplant, mango, bell peppers, pomegranate, spinach, blueberries, and squash