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The Same Foods That Can Keep Your Heart Healthy Can Keep Your Eyes Healthy
Did you know that the same foods that you can eat to keep your heart healthy can also keep your eyes healthy? Your eyes rely on tiny arteries to receive oxygen and nutrients. Recent studies have shown that being aware of your diet and keeping your arteries in good shape offers a two-for-one benefit.
These recent studies were aimed at people age-related macular degeneration, but were able to determine the positive effects of certain antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin on eye health.
Think brightly colored fruits and vegetables when you shop for produce. The more vibrant and darker the colors, the better.
- Leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, kale, broccoli, and chard are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, as are peaches, persimmons, mangoes, and papaya. And, don't forget eggs.
- Carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots and cantaloupe deliver lots of beta-carotene.
- Citrus fruits - oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and lemons are high in vitamin C
- Cold water fish, such as salmon and tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
- Oysters, lean red meat, poultry and fortified cereals are great sources of zinc.
You can read the full article here: http://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2015/02/021715_eye.health.php
If you have more questions about how your diet and overall health can effect your eye health
, do not hesitate to contact us. We'd be happy to schedule an appointment
with you to sit down and help any way we can.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
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