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EATing for your Eyes - Leafy Greens

March 10, 2016

EATing for your Eyes - Leafy Greens

Spinach and other dark, leafy greens are rich in two antioxidants namely lutein and zeaxanthin.  
Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in the macula which is a part of the retina that acts as a natural sunblock, protecting the eye from harmful light. These antioxidants absorb blue light - emitted from electronic devices like cell phones, Tv’s and computers - which is harmful to the retina.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are fat soluble, adding olive oil to your greens will help you absorb more of them.

Recipe:

Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette
This is a simple, filled with flavour recipe. The perfect side dish for summer.

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup sliced red onion

Preparation:

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk
Add your spinach and red onion
Toss to coat

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Source:

7 Best Foods for Your Eyes – cookinglight.com. 2015. 7 Best Foods for Your Eyes – cookinglight.com. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/nutrition-101/foods-for-eyes [Accessed 4 November 2015].
Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette – myrecipies.com. 2015. Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette – myrecipies.com. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spinach-with-vinaigrette [Accessed 4 November 2015].

               

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