12 Aug Summer Healthy Foods.
Summer salads are great for your eyes as well as the rest of the body and of cause at the moment are in great abundance.
Spinach is rich in lutein which can help prevent the onset of macular degeneration as well as keeping your eyes healthy. Just 10mg of lutein a day which is equivalent to a cup of spinach can help protect your eyes and prevent vision loss. Broccoli and avocados are also a source of lutein but also provide Vitamins A, B12 ,C and E.
Citrus fruits are a well known source of Vitamin C especially oranges and grapefruits , this is vital to maintain healthy blood vessels and connective tissue including the cornea at the front of the eye. Papaya contains the enzyme papain which keeps the whites of the eye bright and healthy.
Carrots and garlic both contain great properties for improving your eye health and protecting your vision.
So when preparing any fruit or vegetable salads this Summer try and include some of the choices listed above to give yourself a tasty but healthy dish.