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Easy Winter Recipe for Healthy Eyes

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Eating well in the when the weather is cold is hard. Once the temperature drops and the wind picks up, comfort food cravings make it all too easy to turn down a light and healthy salad. And we love soup. Really, we do. Sometimes we just need to switch up our grub, but it’s tough Read More »

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Grapes: Good for Your Eyes

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Next time you’re indulging with a few glasses of wine, tell yourself you’re doing it in the name of healthy vision.  A new study is revealing grapes may improve your eye health. The University of Miami and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute lead the study and it shows when you consume grapes, they strengthen the retinal Read More »

Feed Your Eyes Right

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If you’re brave, do what I did. Run a Google search for “foods for eye health.” There are about 34.4 million results for that search. Sound overwhelming? Yeah, it is! All I wanted to do was find the best foods to keep my eyes healthy, and instead I ended up getting eye strain looking through all Read More »

Butternut Squash Summer Soup Recipe

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As the long days of summer stretch on, I often find myself trying to come up with new and inventive ways to make a healthy and satisfying dinner. I have gone out of my way this summer to avoid using the oven, but have found that it just led me to eating more processed or Read More »

Eye Healthy Strawberry-Kiwi Popsicles Recipe

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Get ready for summer with homemade strawberry-kiwi popsicles. Last week when I was walking across the VSP campus, I didn’t have to take more than a few steps outside before I realized this was going to be one long hot walk. Let’s face it, we are looking at a steamy summer, but that just means Read More »

When Life Gives You Avocados, Make Guacamole

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In a previous blog, I shared that being in front of a computer has left me at risk for macular degeneration. Well, I’ve recently learned a way to help strengthen our eyes. I hope you like avocados! According to the Huffington Post, this powerful fruit is packed with nutrients that are good for your hair, Read More »

Nuts About Breakfast

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We’ve all heard the saying that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” With fall quickly approaching, apple season is now upon us and it is time to boost our fiber, vitamin C and phytonutrients intake (apples contain all of these) with this yummy fall breakfast that will keep you healthy from the inside Read More »

Kale: A Superfood for Better Vision

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You have probably heard of the term “superfood” (foods that have a significantly higher nutritional value than most others) floating around the blogosphere. Kale is a true superfood! Not only is it good for your body, but also the health of your eyes. Kale is full of the carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin which function as antioxidants Read More »