The foods you eat affect your health. They're loaded with nutrients that keep your body functioning at its best. While popping a vitamin to get these nutrients may seem ideal, your body functions better when it gets these nutrients in groups, as part of whole foods.

Your eyes are like every other system of your body: they need these nutrients to maintain your eyesight. Research says that poor diet may contribute to age-related eye conditions, like cataracts and macular degeneration.

Don't neglect your eyes. In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are some of the most important nutrients to maintain healthy eyesight, along with the best foods for eyesight you can find them in. Keep in mind that none of the information on this list is meant as medical advice, and if you have any questions about items on this list, you should check with a nutritionist, an optometrist or your doctor for more information.