Lucky Greens for Healthy Eyes
If you could use a bit o’ luck this St. Patrick’s Day, try a few of these eye healthy greens! Boost your eyes with some of our favourite (and healthiest) green vegetables packed full of nutrients to keep them in tip-top shape. ☘️
Canada’s Food Guide recommends five servings per day of vegetables and fruit for children aged 4 to 8 years and 7 to 10 servings per day for adults.
It should be no surprise to see spinach here. It tops almost every list for nutrient dense foods. Spinach is also rich in two antioxidants stored in the macula—lutein and zeaxanthin.
Collard greens are best known as southern comfort food and they’re also one of the best sources of Vitamin K when it comes to leafy greens.
Green peppers really are the unsung hero of the veggie world. Not only are they incredibly versatile, they also contain high amounts of vitamin C, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Kale is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber as well as lutein and zeaxanthin.
Love them or hate them, brussels sprouts will help protect your eyes from the inside out with lutein and zeaxanthin.
Avocado is king when it comes to healthy fats. They also contain more potassium than bananas— a mineral that is vital in soothing dry eyes and reducing high blood pressure.