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A number of nutrients can help keep your eyes healthy, and some may even improve your eyesight, an eye doctor says.

It’s particularly important to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, said Dr. James McDonnell, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill

“Make a colorful plate, especially with greens, blues and reds. Certain foods have distinct benefits for the eyes in addition to overall health, including many of the trendy superfoods such as kale, broccoli and sweet potatoes,” he said in a Loyola news release.

McDonnell said healthy eating might help protect you from cataracts, macular degeneration — a leading cause of vision loss in older Americans — and even blindness.

He listed several nutrients that are especially good for your eyes.

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