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Many—especially while growing up—have heard the sentiment, eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes, or some variation thereof. And while most think that’s just mom or dad trying to force you to eat a vegetable that you may not have liked, there is something to this age-old logic.
As an ophthalmologist, I can attest to the fact that carrots do help with your overall eye health. Perhaps they’re not the magic cure-all that mom made them out to be, but the vitamins and minerals in carrots are good for your vision to some degree.
With an ample dose of beta carotene and thus Vitamin A, they can fill a deficiency that might otherwise lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, even blindness. But vitamin A isn't limited to rabbit food; it can also be found in milk, cheese, egg yolk, and liver.
Also, carrots have lutein. Lutein basically helps to enhance the pigment in the macula which in turn provides greater protection for the retina.
Are carrots going to give you super vision, or let you see deep into the darkness? Unfortunately not. 😉 But those beneficial elements that carrots do contain can help you to maintain optical health. So, take it from a doc who knows, it certainly can’t hurt to eat your carrots!
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AD This week I had the opportunity to join @chrishastings00 and @seafoodnutritionpartnership in the @timeincfoodstudios to talk about the health benefits of eating more seafood. I've shared all of the health benefits I presented in a recent blog post (grab the link in my bio) but what I want to now share are some of the top seafood preparation tips. -
Here are a few of my favorite takeaways from Chef Hastings:
1. Seafood preparation doesn't have to be fancy. The beauty of seafood is in the simplicity of it. Usually salt and pepper are all you need to season a piece of fish. -
2. When preparing seafood, make sure the fish is at room temperature and cook it in an oil that has a high smoke point (like sunflower seed oil) in a screaming hot pan. His preference: cast iron or nonstick.
3. Get to know your fish mongers as they are a wealth of information on the best selections to purchase that day, what's in season, where the fish was sourced and how to prepare it.
4. The perfect blend of acid and fat make a delicious dressing for the fresh veggies served alongside his pan-seared grouper. His recipe used olive oil, lemon juice and lime juice, salt and pepper, and avocados, fresh tomatoes and grilled Vidalia onions. -
If you love seafood as much as I do and want to reap the heart, brain, and eye benefits then join me in taking the Seafood Pledge (link in bio) to eat a serving of seafood at least two times per week. #seafood2xwk
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