Think Thanksgiving: What Food Can Help You Promote Healthy Vision?

thanksgiving_dinnerWelcome to November. With the holidays almost literally just around the corner, it can be hard not to get caught up in the thought of making a Thanksgiving Feast and planning your Black Friday extravaganza. And as the time of year in which people consume more calories, more sugar, and more fat, the holiday season can wreak havoc on virtually every part of your body— including your eyesight. Try to take extra care of your body and your eyes this holiday season by eating more of the most beloved holiday meat: turkey. Read on to learn more about how turkey can help your eyesight.

How Does Protein Work to Promote Eye Health?
Protein that is low in fat, is good for every part of your body— including your eyesight. How exactly does protein work to help aid your vision health though? Composed of amino acids, proteins work to protect your body against age induced vision problems such as cataracts and glaucoma.

How Should I Eat It?
Luckily, turkey is one of the leanest means out there that can supply your body and eyes with a massive amount of protein. But that doesn’t mean that all turkey is good for you. For instance, as a common trend amongst Thanksgiving enthusiasts everywhere, turkey friers have started to replace the traditional oven baked turkey. And let’s face it, fried anything isn’t good for you. Additionally, when choosing to eat turkey for an added health benefit try to stick to the white meat because it has less fat than the dark meat counterpart.

The best part about Thanksgiving is spending time with your friends and family while enjoying a plate full of food. And although the holidays are a time for you to indulge, they are also a time for you to make decisions regarding your diet that will help you to promote a healthier lifestyle. If you would like to learn more about other foods that can help with your vision, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office today1

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