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Fall Foods for the Eye-Conscious Consumer

POSTED ON August 13, 2013

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As much as we do not want to admit it, summer is coming to a close and fall is making its way to Indiana. Keeping your eyes healthy is a year round commitment that can be made easy with these fall foods. Turkey Photo courtesy: www.dietsinreview.com Thanksgiving may be quite a few months away, but turkey can be prepared as a daily part of your ...

As much as we do not want to admit it, summer is coming to a close and fall is making its way to Indiana. Keeping your eyes healthy is a year round commitment that can be made easy with these fall foods.

Turkey

Fall foods

Photo courtesy: www.dietsinreview.com

Thanksgiving may be quite a few months away, but turkey can be prepared as a daily part of your diet. Replace beef, that can be high in fat, with turkey sandwiches, turkey chili, or turkey tacos. Turkey is rich in zinc and vitamin-B niacin which help to protect eyes from cataracts.

Pumpkins and sweet potatoes

According to allaboutvision.com, orange colored veggies are high in beta-carotene and vitamin A. These nutrients can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Apples and cranberries

Most fruits contain high doses of vitamin C which is beneficial to eye health in multiple ways. This fall food can help prevent  macular degeneration and cataracts.

While eating foods rich in nutrients may be  beneficial to eye health, a regular eye exam should be an annual part of your eye care routine. Trust your eyes to Dr. Tavel and schedule your eye exam at one of our 19 convenient locations.

 

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