3 Thanksgiving Foods to Improve Your Vision
- Posted on: Nov 15 2017
Thanksgiving isn’t just the perfect opportunity to sit down and enjoy a dinner with your great aunt Bertha who you hadn’t seen since when you were little. In fact, Thanksgiving is about more than just gathering together with the ones you love most— it’s, believes it or not, about the food. And although there are casseroles that contain enough butter to give you a heart attack, there is some food that may be giving your vision some added benefits. Feed your vision this Thanksgiving with these tips from our Infinity Vision office.
Add Spinach to It
Spinach isn’t Popeye’s favorite food for nothing. This vitamin-packed leafy green is also perfect for your vision. Specifically, spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin which can lower your chances of developing macular degeneration. Whether you choose to add spinach to your stuffing or incorporate it into a salad, this vegetable is your eyesight’s BFF.
Now, when they’re covered in marshmallows and drenched in butter, sweet potatoes aren’t necessarily considered healthy. However, on their own, sweet potatoes are rich in carotenoids— a form of Vitamin A— which can help strengthen your vision and improve your eyesight. Plus, did you know that one serving of sweet potatoes has more than the suggested amount of Vitamin A your body needs? Remember that before you think about skipping out on seconds.
Whether they’re raw, steamed, or even fried in some olive oil, carrots are one of the tastiest and sweetest veggies out there. Similar to sweet potatoes, carrots contain high amounts of carotenoids which is a win, win in our book.
Yes, Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to eat more calories than normal and sit on the couch and watch football all day, but this holiday has more health benefits than you may be aware of. Try incorporating spinach, sweet potatoes, and carrots into your big feast.
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