Green tea, kale, carrots and cabbage all top the list of foods to promote healthy eyes and vision.
Green tea has been proven to improve our health in many ways and our eyes benefit too. Researchers say our eyes absorb the powerful antioxidants found in green tea which helps the delicate tissues on our eyes. Learn more about Green Tea and Eye Health.
Kale, Carrots and Cabbage all contain healthy antioxidants along with other beneficial vitamins and minerals. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which contributes significantly to eye health because it converts to retinol, an essential element of our eyes.
Kale contains calcium, vitamin K, folic acid, magnesium, and beta carotene. Kale is from the cabbage family and provides nearly as much calcium as cow’s milk. Here you thought kale was so boring and plain. If you’re lactose intolerant or you just don’t want the calories found in milk, give kale a try – steamed, sauteed or fresh in a salad, its delicious.
Now that you have a few more reasons to eat more vegetables, we’d like to remind you to get your eyes examined regularly. Has it been more than a year since your last exam? Consider making an appointment before we say goodbye to 2011! Call us today.