A handful of leafy greens a day helps keep AMD away. #eyefoods #eyehealth #kale
- Leafy greens are contain lots of eye nutrients and are the top category of Eyefoods!
Did you know leafy greens are the perfect Eyefood? They are especially high in lutein, zeaxanthin and also contain other eye nutrients including beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc and fiber.
Kale is the number one leafy green for eye nutrients! One medium leaf of kale contains the Eyefoods daily recommended dose of lutein and zeaxanthin.
The retinal pigments lutein and zeaxanthin found in kale are abundant in the macula. There they act to absorb blue and UV light to protect the macula from their harmful effects.
Incorporating kale into your diet:
- · Add a leaf of kale to your morning smoothie or omelet.
- · Enjoy in a variety of salads.
- · It’s a great addition to your stir fry for dinner.
- · Kale chips
Kale Tip: Lutein and zeaxanthin need fat to be absorbed. Add healthy fats to kale recipes for better absorption!