Get ready to carve the turkey and feast on some delicious morsels this holiday. Even if you take in too many calories, you can rest assured that the eye-healthy nutrients found in a traditional Thanksgiving feast will be more than worth it.
- Carrots and sweet potatoes are full of Vitamin A. Make sure you get an extra helping of these orange delights to help protect your vision and prevent dry eye.
- Broccoli and sweet peppers are a great way to take advantage of all the benefits of Vitamin C. Getting your fill of this nutrient can help reduce the risk of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
- Spinach, squash, and pumpkin pie are a good source of beta-carotene and may also prevent night blindness.
- Green bean casserole, asparagus, brussels sprouts, spinach, or a leafy green salad provide an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin. These crucial nutrients may help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. The greener they are, the better for your eyes.
- Cranberry sauce, cherry pie, and blueberries load your plate with a zesty source of bioflavanoids. These may also reduce your risk for cataracts and macular degeneration.
Those of us at Carolina Eyecare Physicians wish you a happy, eye-healthy Thanksgiving!
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