5 See-Food Recipes
5 See-Food Recipes
Eating habits affect more than your waistline. Check out these yummy eye-healthy recipes.
With the weather finally warming up, the world has come to play. Spring is a season associated with being outside and remembering the simple joys of going for a walk, gardening, or spending time in the backyard with loved ones. It’s one of the best times of the year, so why not be at your best as well? You could still be good to your eyes by preparing the right food. Below, you will learn which foods are good for your eyes, as well as some of the best spring recipes that include them. What better way to keep your eyes sharp than through delicious, healthy meals?
Feeling symptoms of spring fever yet? This asparagus recipe packs a punch of Vitamin B12, which is proven to boost mood and energy throughout the day. Besides being a delicious complement to asparagus, peas are also a great source of beta-carotene which helps delay formation of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Follow in the foot-hops of the Easter Bunny this spring and experience the benefits of carrots. This carrot recipe is complemented by a pinch of brown sugar to add a bit of sweetness to this nutrient-rich side. Carrots contain a high amount of beta-carotene which also helps protect the cells that make up your eyes. Load up before your Easter egg hunt and knock out the competition!
Salmon is always a healthy choice. Most salmon recipes are quick to mention how healthy the meal is for your heart and skin, but it’s also great for your eyes, too. Salmon contains DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in the retina in high concentration. Studies show that omega-3 deficiency is linked to dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration.
Wake up and smell the spinach! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this spinach recipe may be one of the most important meals for your eyes. Tomatoes contain vitamin C as well as lycopene, a phytochemical that has shown to help prevent damage to the retina from light. The bell peppers are full of beta-carotene, lutein, vitamins C and E, and zeaxanthin—a protective carotenoid concentrated in the eye’s macula.
Looking for a new recipe to include those radishes in your garden? Look no further. We have an even healthier twist to the falafel. This recipe includes radishes and peas full of vitamins and beta-carotene. The yogurt-based mint sauce is a nice low-fat alternative to traditional tahini as well.
In the kitchen or at the grocery store, keep your eyes in mind when deciding what to eat. For more tips on eating to see well, ask your eye doctor when you schedule your next eye exam.
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