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Apricots, bilberries and blueberries - apricots are rich in beta carotene and lycopene that help promote good vision. Beta carotene is converted by body to vitamin A as needed, an important antioxidant that resists oxidative stress damage to cells and tissues including eye lenses. Continued oxidative stress may result in development of cataracts or damage blood supply to eyes and lead to macular degeneration. Eating blueberries has been associated with reduction of eye fatigue.
Blueberries are related to cranberries, and both also help body resist urinary tract infections. Bilberries are a form of wild blueberry that grow on small bushes. Bilberries were used by British pilots to improve their night vision during World War 2. Fresh bilberries and bilberry jams would be sources of this ocular nutrition and eye health food. Bilberry seems to improve eye health by increasing blood supply to eyes.
Our eyes are considered to be most important of senses. By knowing which ocular nutrition and eye health food choices support eyes, you can include more of these foods in daily meal planning.
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