Eye-Healthy Fall Seasonal Recipes
This fall season, enjoy seasonal dishes that not only taste good, but are good for your eye health!
We all know that eating certain foods are good for staying fit and healthy, but some of these same foods have very important benefits when it comes to your eye health. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E can help reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts.
Even during fall family get-togethers such as Halloween, Thanksgiving & watching football on the weekends, you can prepare dishes that are not only seasonal and delicious, but also good for your eyes! This fall, when you and your family are getting ready to carve up pumpkins & sip apple cider by the fire, think about recipes that have the following eye healthy ingredients.
Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and collards -They're packed with lutein and zeaxanthin—key antioxidants that help lower the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts.
Carrots, pumpkin and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables - These main courses are great sources of zinc, the helper molecule that not only helps prevent poor night vision & cataracts, but it can also slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration.
Citrus and berries - Oranges, grapefruits and tomatoes are powerhouses of vitamin C, which has been shown to help reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts.
Cooked Pork, Beef & Seafood Fare - These main courses are great sources of zinc, the helper molecule that not only helps prevent poor night vision & cataracts, but it can also slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration.
Eggs - The yolk is a prime source of lutein and zeaxanthin—plus zinc, which also helps reduce your macular degeneration risk.
Oily fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, anchovies, and trout - Rich in DHA, a fatty acid found in your retina - low levels of which have been linked to dry eye syndrome.
Almonds - They're filled with vitamin E, which helps slow macular degeneration. One handful (an ounce) provides about half of your daily dose of E.
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In need of a new and inspired recipe for this fall’s pizza party, the perfect pumpkin chili to warm up a chilly fall day or are you wanting to shake up your salad routine this Autumn? Below are a few delicious, eye-healthy recipe ideas that will help get you ready for fall!