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Studies show that certain anti-oxidant vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin C ,Vitamin E and minerals prevent eye problems like cataract and age related macular degeneration. Eating food containing these nutrients will keep your eyes healthy. However, a diet contain excess  antioxidants can cause health problems.

Proper nutrition will help the cell in the retina of  the eyes grow, protect against infection and repair wear. Lack of  Vitamin A during  childhood can cause blindness. Cataracts are formed when the protein in the lens of  the eye starting clumping together and this can be prevented by eating sufficient antioxidants.

Vitamin A is required for the proper functioning of  the retina,  to prevent night blindness and slow down the formation of  cataracts. Vitamin A is contained in animal products like liver, eggs, milk and vegetables like carrots and spinach.  Raw vegetables contain a larger amount of  vitamins. 

Vitamin C reduces the risk of  formation of cataracts and age related macular degeneration. Citrus fruits, orange juice, strawberries, broccoli, papayas and sweet potatoes contain Vitamin  C. Vitamin E prevents and slows down the formation of  cataracts. Wheat germ oil, green leafy vegetables, peanuts, almonds and other nuts are rich in Vitamin E.

 Selenium and zinc are minerals which help the body absorb antioxidants. These minerals can be found in cheese, meat, yoghurt, egg and tuna.



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