Making sure that we can see ourselves into old age
A survey conducted by the Ocular Nutrition Society listed vision as the biggest concern for aging baby boomers.
A concern, yes, but did the survey say these baby boomers were doing anything about it? NO!
Diet is really important to eye health. Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene keep the eyes lubricated and healthy. This most of us know.
Most people don’t know what else their diet needs to keep those peepers seeing them into their 90s.
Three nutrients with significant evidence in relation to eye health are omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
Yes, you could take a supplement. Or…you could try getting these from your food. If you know us at all, we don’t think we need to point out how much we’d prefer to see the latter.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
*For more detailed information about the survey which was sponsored by Bausch + Lomb please visit http://www.ocularnutritionsociety.org/boomers
Bet you didn’t think we could give you a recipe with all three!!!
Sweet Orange Salmon
- 1Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp crushed walnuts
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp grated orange rind
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground coriander
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
- Cooking spray
- Preheat broiler.
- Combine first 9 ingredients in a small bowl.
- Rub spice mixture over both sides of salmon fillets.
- Place salmon on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
- Broil for 8 minutes or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Source: Robyn Webb, Cooking Light MAY 2005