Monday, February 20, 2012

Kale for healthy eyes

One leaf of raw kale contains your daily eyefoods dose of lutein. Lutein helps to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.

A great way to include raw kale in your diet is to make green smoothies.  Add a couple handfuls of kale to your favourite smoothie recipe.

Doctor Barb's green smoothie  is an eyefoods favourite.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Keep and eye on your Valentine!!!

To have a romantic Valentine's day, keep your dinner light and your portion smaller. This menu will be sure to create a great Valentines mood while treating your peepers kindly.

Make at home or choose the following if available at a restaurant:
  • Oysters Rockefeller (Top oysters with whole wheat bread crumbs and spinach. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes)
  • Grilled 100 g beef tenderloin steak (rub with Rosemary and a little olive oil before grilling)
  • Steamed green beans (Be sure to shock in cold water when done to keep the bright green color)
  • Red wine in moderation will provide you with resveratrol, which is a powerful anti-oxidant beneficial to eye health.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Superbowl Chili

Add an Eyefoods twist to your Superbowl extravaganza.  Here are a few recommendations to fill your chili with eye nutrients.

  • Replace half or all of the beef with ground turkey
  • Add an orange pepper for a zeaxanthin boost.
  • Increase the amount of beans to up your fiber intake.
  • Use leftovers to make a taco salad by adding the chili to romaine lettuce or baby spinach.
  • Toast whole wheat tortilla wedges in the oven as a crunchy addition.