Feast Your Eyes on Healthy Foods This Thanksgiving

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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