Ad Category: Nutrition

"On a regular basis, my patients often ask what they can to help preserve their vision. One of my recommendations is to include nutrient dense foods in their daily diet. Some of the most important nutrients come from orange vegetables as they are high in beta-carotene, vitamin E, zinc, fibre, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin. These foods may protect against the development and progression of cataracts and macular degeneration. It is recommended to eat at least one orange vegetable daily. Some great options are sweet potatoe, butternut squash, orange peppers, and carrots. Here is a recipe that I’ve created that is rich in eye nutrients and is great during the fall and winter months."
This hummus gets an extra boost of beta-carotene from the pumpkin, making it the perfect eye-healthy snack to dip your veggies or crackers in.
"Here's my healthy and delicious alternative to store-bought potato chips. It is low in sodium, baked (not fried) and an overall healthier snack to eat. It uses a few simple ingredients and it is very quick to make as well."
"This salad is great as a lunch or served as a side dish to grilled salmon. It contains high amounts of eye healthy nutrients including lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and fiber."
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