When you think about nutrition, you may not be thinking about how it can impact the health of your eyes, in addition to your overall wellness.
“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.”