We only get one pair of eyes, so it's important to take good care of them! I'm sure you're all aware of how important it is to wear sunglasses with UV protection to prevent damage to your eyes, but new research shows that there's even more you can do to protect your eyes as you age...
Eat dark leafy greens!!!
Spinach, kale and other dark, leafy greens are rich in antioxidants that act as a natural sunblock, shielding the eye from damaging light, reducing the risk for cataracts and advanced macular degeneration. The nutrients in these greens can also help the eye detect contrast better, therefore improving your vision long-term. So try incorporating as many leafy greens into your diet as possible...they'll keep your eyes fresh (and looking pretty too!)!
Parmesan Spinach Cakes
This recipe we found on
eatingwell.com is a fun way to get those eye-protecting dark, leafy greens in...Sometimes the old standard of sautéed spinach gets a little boring, so try these little cakes as a fun alternative!