United States – How many were King of the grill this past weekend? Hopefully some color was included on the meaty plate as well. No, not to keep an eye on the waistline, but proper nutrition is also critical to eye health.
Everyone has heard carrots are good for the eyes. It is true. Vegetables can help protect vision, influence how the mind functions and with good nutrition, fuel the body. Beta-Carotene is a type of Vitamin A that gives these foods their orange hue, which also helps the retina function smoothly. Other important nutrients for the eyes come from the yellow, orange and red pigments in fruits and vegetables that are called carotenoids. Vitamin A deficiency can cause severe dry eyes, which can lead to eye infections and even vision loss.
What goes in the mouth can actually help the body fight off eye symptoms and other infections by keeping the immune system intact. So during your next Saturday cookout, try to add some veggies and be sure not to overcook them. That way, all of the tasty and important nutrients are not lost. The eyes and body will thank you. For some eye healthy recipes, click here to follow us on Pinterest.
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