Kale and Spinach are some of, if not the, best foods you can eat to help prevent macular degeneration.
Macular degeneration causes vision loss in your central vision. It is also the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60. Kale and spinach contain lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that protect your central retina. Eating a 1/2 cup of kale or spinach every day can reduce your chances of developing macular degeneration by up to 40%.
So maybe when our mothers were telling us to “eat your carrots”, she should have added, “eat your kale and spinach too!”