Holiday Food Benefits for your Eyes

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During this time of year, we find ourselves in the kitchen….a lot. Meals are the highlight of time spent with friends and family. Traditions fill the kitchen, we indulge, laugh, tell stories that have been heard over and over again, and it is all wonderful. While in the kitchen, try to include some of these eye-healthy foods. 

 

Leafy Green Vegetables

Vegetables like spinach and kale are great for your eyesight and help prevent diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. These dark green vegetables promote vision and health of the retina. Grapes, kiwi, broccoli, peas, corn, and collard greens are also great sources of these essential nutrients for the eye. 

 

Lean Meats

Turkey and beef contain zinc, a vital nutrient for night vision. When you are driving home from a holiday party or family get together, your night vision is important, especially with all the precious cargo we carry this time of year. Other foods containing this beneficial nutrient are pork, dairy, shellfish, mushrooms, and nuts. 

 

Fruits and Vegetables

Strawberries, bell peppers, oranges, peas, and tomatoes are some of the fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C. This is an antioxidant that helps keep your cornea healthy, reduces the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. They also make a pretty tray of appetizers and desserts!

 

Smart food choices and regular eye exams help promote good eye health. Make an appointment with either Doctors Kaufman, Graham, Brown or Wright today at either of our two locations: Panther Creek 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr., Ste. 230 281-367-5335 or Medical Plaza 1001 Medical Plaza Dr., Ste. 100 281-367-2020. Check us out online at https://woodlandseye.com

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