Cook Seasonally For Better Vision
Here at London Vision Clinic, as much as we love to see you, we encourage you to keep your eyes healthy by eating healthily for a better vision. Your diet and choosing to eat the right foods can prevent long term eye problems later on in life. Seasonal vegetables can not only be incorporated into fun and inventive recipes, but can also be healthy, delicious and good for your vision!
Let’s take a look at some general dietary measures that you can take to protect your eyes and getting better vision. Then let’s look at some fun ways that you can incorporate these general steps as well as specific seasonal veggies into your diet.
General Dietary To Protect Your Eyes
For starters, anything that you can do to increase your antioxidant intake will benefit your vision. Foods and ingredients rich in vitamin E such as, vegetable oil and nuts are just one way of doing this. You should also consider increasing your intake of foods high in vitamin C as they are also naturally high in antioxidants. These are foods like broccoli and citrus fruits. Vegetation such as dark leafy greens like spinach, kale and collards are also high in antioxidants.
If you are looking to both, up your protein and help out your optics; consider incorporating fatty fish into dishes with your seasonal vegetables. These include fish such as salmon and mackerel. Research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids keep your retinas healthy.
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Eating seasonably is all the rage right now. It is a great way to support your local economy, and you go green by avoiding the purchase of imported goods! For the month of February, kale is in season, which is leafy green and is rich in nutrients that are good for your eyes like lutein and zeaxanthin. Along with everyone’s vision favorite, carrots, and a less well known vision aid, cauliflower.
If you’d like the full list of in season foods. The calendar is a great resource for you to check what veggies to look for on a monthly basis.
For more inventive ideas on what to do with your seasonal vegetables, visit the BBC’s most recent recipes.