They say prevention is better than cure and the same can be applied to our own health! The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO.org) has listed a variety of foods to nourish our eyes through our diet, and we picked our top three with some recipes to get you started!
Why is diet and nutrition so important for your vision?Some nutrients keep the eye healthy overall, and some have been found to reduce the risk of eye diseases,” said Rebecca J. Taylor, MD, an ophthalmologist in Nashville, Tennessee.
Our eyes depending on oxygen and nutrients from our diet, which are transported via tiny arteries. Ensuring we have a healthy diet (lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains) goes a long way for our vision.
Why Carrots? Simple! It's filled with vitamin A! Our retinas require vitamin A (and lots of it) to convert light rays into images to see. Lack of vitamin A can cause dry eyes, night blindness and a host of other ailments.
Roasted Ginger-Orange Carrots
Talk about a powerhouse of flavour and nutrients! This ginger-orange carrot recipe is full of flavour and a crowd pleaser!
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Moroccan Spiced Carrots
A dreamy side dish paired with curry or roasted beef or lamb! These spiced carrots are simply irresistible!
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Honey Glazed Carrots (Paleo)
Got a sweet tooth? No worries, this roasted honey glazed carrot recipe has got you covered! -
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