3 Vision-Healthy Foods For This Thanksgiving

Eye Care Services Dallas, TXIf you are dreading spending time with your family over the Thanksgiving holiday, then we have a little bit of good news for you. Even though you may not enjoy staring at your loved one from across the table, some of that Thanksgiving food staring up at you from your plate may actually be good for your vision. From turkey to cranberries, this article will last a few Thanksgiving favorites that can help promote strong and healthy eyesight.


One of the best nutrients that you should indulge in for your eyesight is zinc and the good thing about turkey is that it’s loaded full of zinc. Zinc helps reduce the chances of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and the progression and development of cataracts; so, you might as well have seconds.


Rather than drenching your plate in gravy which is full of saturated fats, why not reach for that cranberry sauce instead? Cranberries have Vitamin A and Vitamin C which help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts which are two conditions that may result in vision loss.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes, when they’re not drenched in butter and covered in marshmallows, are one of the most healthy things you can eat for Thanksgiving. Because they are packed with potassium, Vitamins B5, B6, A, and C, you know that you are really getting your money’s worth with these bad boys. Vitamin A, in particular, is great for social health because it helps prevent against age-related issues with the cornea and retina, prevents against cataracts, and may stop the process of macular degeneration as well.

You may not have the choice of whom you get to spend your Thanksgiving holiday with, but you do have the choice of what you eat. Make sure to keep these foods in mind for your vision health. To learn more about how you can take better care of your eyesight, contact T. Jeff Russell at our Dallas office today and call us at (214) 522-2661.

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