This Thanksgiving, we hope that you are thankful for your loved ones and your health including your eye sight! Eye sight is something that is so important to the quality of life, and in my job I realize how much we take it for granted until it unfortunately is not good anymore.
There are several things we can do to preserve our eyesight including going to our ophthalmologist for our routine and scheduled eye exams.
In addition to that there are several common Thanksgiving foods that have good nutrients for our eyes as listed below:
Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes & Carrots: Beta carotene, the organic orange pigment in pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots, is a carotenoid that promotes retina health and overall good eyesight. It also helps protect against cataracts, and people who ingest high amounts have a reduced need for cataract surgery.
Green Beans, Asparagus, Spinach, and Brussel Sprouts: These veggies are full of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are also carotenoids. They can help reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Second helping of green bean casserole? Don’t mind if we do!
Cranberries: Cranberries contain high numbers of bioflavonoids which, like lutein and zeaxanthin, may also reduce your risk of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
We hope you enjoy a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!