We Have Our Eyes on You!
May is Healthy Vision Month! Dietvana is excited to share nutritional recommendations to keep your eyes healthy!
One important way to maintain healthy eyes is by including high level of vitamin A, lutein, carotenoids, zeaxanthin and polyphenols in your diet. The following foods are rich in these nutrients
Apricots Berries Blueberries Broccoli Brussel sprout Carrots Cantaloupe Chili pepper Celery Collard greens Leafy greens Lettuce
Mangos Salmon Spinach Olives Oranges Papaya Peppers Tangerines Tomatoes Turnip greens
Pairing foods from this list with olive oil can significantly increase the ability for nutrient absorption by the body.
Use the following spices that contain polyphenols:
Drinks that have Polyphenols include
Awesome ideas to eat right for your sight include:
Fresh salads with pieces of fruit such as tangerines, oranges or berries
Salads prepared with beans and olives
Collard greens with chili peppers
Yogurt and half a cup of mango
Yogurt and half cup of cantaloupe
Egg white with tomatoes and spinach
Veggie omelet with pepper and tomatoes
Soups such as tomato and carrots
Pepper and hummus
Baby carrots, celery and dressing as snacks
Simple raw vegetables as snacks