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Are blueberries good for your eyes?

AntioxidantsYes! Not only are blueberries a mild and sweet treat to eat, they also have been associated with the reduction of eye fatigue.

Blueberries contain eye-healthy carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin as well these tiny blue fruits of flavour contain anthocyanins, eye-nourishing phytonutrients. These antioxidants including VitaminE have been shown to improve night vision as well as maintain general eye health. In addition the lutein and zeaxanthin in blueberries have been found to reduce inflammation in the eye as well asdetrimental diseases like diabetic retinopathy.

Vitamin C can readily be found in blueberries, in just one cup of blueberries there is 14 milligrams of Vitamin C. Vitamin C has been found to reduce the intraocular pressure of the eye, which decreases the likelihood of developing the second most common cause of blindness, Glaucoma.Zinc is another important mineral found in blueberries which helps to protect against Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) as well as night blindness. Blueberries are also a great source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is beneficial when fightingin flammation in the eye but also great in aiding the treatments of Dry Eye.