Fabulous and Easy Recipes for Healthy Eyes

What you eat is what you are. Want healthy eyes? Try these eye-healthy recipes. A serving of this recipe contains a balance of eye nutrients such as lutein, zeaxanthin, omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta- carotene and/or zinc. Stuffed Orange Peppers Ingredients 8-10 orange peppers 2 tbsp canola or olive oil 1 package ground turkey or extra lean ground beef (500g) 2 carrots, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped ½ onion, chopped 100 g frozen chopped spinach (8 nuggets) (1/2 cup) 2-3 cloves garlic 2 tsp Italian seasoning 2 tsp sage 2 cups cooked barley (just over ½ cup raw barley) 2 omega-3 eggs 1 litre tomato sauce 1 1/2 cups chicken stock Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Barley Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add barley. Bring water back … Read More

7 Foods and Vitamins for Healthy Eyes

There are many over-the-counter eye supplements that claim to prevent eye diseases. And while their claims might not have been fully corroborated, there is no arguing that eating a well-balanced, fresh and nutritious, whole-food diet will benefit your overall health, including your eyes. There are studies, however, that do show positive effects of particular vitamins and antioxidants on eye health. The antioxidant vitamins C, E, beta carotene and zinc have been proven to reduce the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration by about 25%, according to the National Eye Institute’s original Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS). Julie Mares, a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, says data suggests Lutein and zeaxanthin could help vision improve in the younger population. This may be due to carotenoids which absorb blue light, which is especially … Read More