Loading the player...Managing Eye Conditions with Nutrition - Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts Ophthalmologist, discusses how nutrition like broccoli and brussel sprouts can help improve certain eye health conditions as we age.
Ophthalmologist, discusses how nutrition like broccoli and brussel sprouts can help improve certain eye health conditions as we age.
Eye health and nutrition - broccoli and brussel sprouts Dr. Setareh Ziai, MD, FRCSC, Ophthalmologist
Broccoli and brussel sprouts are both members of the Brassica family of cruciferous vegetables and share a number of nutritional characteristics that make them eye-health super foods. These include: 1. A high Vitamin C and E content, two potent dietary antioxidants known to reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration. 2. A high soluble fibre content , known to reduce risk of high blood sugar and cholesterol which contributes to an increased risk of eye health concerns later in life 3. A high potassium content, which reduces high blood pressure risk – another contributor to poor eye health over time. 4. A rich source of the unique eye-health nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin, which are concentrated in the human retina and may lower the risk of both cataract and macular degeneration.
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