With Thanksgiving around the corner, we thought we'd share some eye-healthy recipes that you can bring to your family gathering. There are so many foods that contain vitamins and nutrients that have proven benefits for your eyesight.
Let's start with the most important part of any meal - dessert. You can wow your family with this Raspberry-Almond Crumb Tart. This tart contains two eye-healthy nutrients: almonds and raspberries. Raspberries are powerhouses of vitamin C, which has been shown to reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts. Almonds, on the other hand, that contain Vitamin E, which can also help slow the speed of macular degeneration.
Next up, let's take salad. This Strawberry Spinach Salad is a great, colorful way to bring some healthiness in to Thanksgiving. Green, leafy vegetables not only help avoid macular degeneration, you can also benefit the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
Side dishes that complement the main turkey dish are always a win. Everyone knows that carrots are good for your eyes, but do you know why? The high levels of beta carotene in carrots are responsible for the good health of your eyes. It is a form of vitamin A. These Maple Dill Carrots should do just the trick.
Another great side dish is this Broccoli with Garlic Butter and Cashews. Besides eye health, broccoli can also help with your heart.
Other good foods for your eyes include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, salmon, and eggs. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, everyone!