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Which Fall Foods Lower Risk for Macular Degeneration?

POSTED ON October 21, 2013

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Pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and squash are more than just indulgent, fall foods. These three veggies are a vital part of an eye-conscious diet.  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. Pumpkins Photo courtesy: en.wikipedia.org Pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars, pumpkin soup – No matter where you venture to this October, you are ...

Pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and squash are more than just indulgent, fall foods. These three veggies are a vital part of an eye-conscious diet.  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.

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Photo courtesy: en.wikipedia.org

Pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars, pumpkin soup – No matter where you venture to this October, you are bound to discover a new pumpkin treat you absolutely love.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes do not need to be saved for Thanksgiving dinner. Try something new this year and your eyes will thank you later.  Whip out the brown sugar and marshmallows this October for an eye-conscious contribution to your diet.

Squash

Squash can add a boost of beta carotene to many different fall recipes.  Try slicing up some squash in your veggie stir fry or swap it for your typical serving of potatoes.

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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