Thursday, September 8, 2011

Eat Your Orange Peppers

A new generation of parents will start to tell their children to "eat your orange peppers"!  Orange peppers are loaded with zeaxanthin.  Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid that is found in the macula, the center part of the retina, that is responsible for our reading and sighting vision.  Orange peppers are also high in vitamin C.

Eating orange peppers regularly will nourish your body with the nutrients necessary to help prevent age-related macular degeneration.

Give these orange pepper boats a try.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Powerful Peach Smoothie

To take advantage of the bountiful harvest of peaches, I'm going to make a new Eyefoods smoothie today. Give it a try!

The spinach will give you your lutein boost!  (Lutein helps prevent age-related macular degeneration.)

2 ripe peaches
2 kiwi
2 handfuls spinach
juice of 1/2 lime

Mix all ingredients in a blender.  Adding water until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency.  Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight jar for 3 days.