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Gobble Your Way to Good Eyesight

POSTED ON November 28, 2013

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 When you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, you are doing your eyes a favor. I am not talking about the delicious sight of an abundance of food either. Turkey can play an important role in your eye health by preventing diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This means chowing down on turkey could help you keep your good eyesight. Photocourtesy: vspblog.com According to grandparents.com, turkey is rich ...

 When you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, you are doing your eyes a favor. I am not talking about the delicious sight of an abundance of food either. Turkey can play an important role in your eye health by preventing diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This means chowing down on turkey could help you keep your good eyesight.

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Photocourtesy: vspblog.com

According to grandparents.com, turkey is rich in protein and zinc and can reduce the risk for AMD by 25 percent. As the number one cause of blindness in America, AMD can have devastating effects. It is important to work in eye conscious foods into your diet to help avoid diseases like AMD.

This year, enjoy your turkey knowing your are not only satisfying your grumbling stomach, but maintaining good eyesight as well. To ensure you are not at risk for macular degeneration, be sure to schedule your annual eye exam with Dr. Tavel. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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