Managing Eye Conditions with Nutrition - Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

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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.

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Eye health and nutrition - broccoli and brussel sprouts Dr. Setareh Ziai, MD, FRCSC, Ophthalmologist

Duration: 1:07

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.

Presenter: Dr. Setareh Ziai, Ophthalmologist, Ottawa, ON

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Managing Eye Conditions with Nutrition - Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are both members of the Brassica family.

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are both members of the Brassica family of cruciferous vegetables

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These vegetables are low in vitamin C and E.

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts have a high Vitamin C and E content, which reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are high in soluble fibre.

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are high in soluble fibre, which reduces your risk of high blood sugar and cholesterol.

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These vegetables don't contain any potassium.

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts have a high potassium content, which reduces high blood pressure risk.

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin.

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which may lower the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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