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Which foods can help protect my eyes if I have diabetes?

Diabetes is still the leading cause of blindness among Americans today. High blood sugar can lead to glaucoma, which in turn can cause damage to the eyes optic nerve, causing loss of vision. High blood sugar can also cause damage to the eye’s retina and increase the risk of developing cataracts.
 
Eat more produce, namely a broad variety of colored fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in fresh produce including vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin help to stabilize the retina of the eye and also reduce the risk of developing cataracts and other eye ailments.

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