Start with a base of cooked spinach, kale, Swiss chard, or collard greens.
Start with a base of cooked spinach, kale, Swiss chard, or collard greens. Then add veggies like asparagus, brussels sprouts, edamame, zucchini, peas, or corn, and top with a hard-boiled or fried egg. These foods are all rich inlutein and zeaxan thin, two nutrients called carotenoids that protect your eyes from the blue light given off by your computer screen – a good thing, too, since most of us stare at one for an average 11 hours a day! “Blue light can damage the retina, and that exposure can lead to problems like eye strain, eye fatigue, and headaches,” says James Stringham of the Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia. “Lutein and zeaxanthin are deposited in the centre of your retina and absorb a lot of this blue light.”