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Recipes – Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (with Chicken)

Healthy fats help the body absorb nutrients like lutein, which is a carotenoid that prevents macular degeneration

Besides all the health benefits associated with healthy fats discussed in My Last Post (decreased risk of heart disease, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes), they also help with weight loss, boost the immune system, and improve brain function. As far as the eyes are concerned, healthy fats assist the body in absorbing nutrients like lutein, which is a carotenoid that prevents macular degeneration. In sticking with my Mediterranean Diet theme from last week, I’ll start this week by sharing a delicious Mediterranean Quinoa Salad recipe (with Chicken). This particular recipe is a meal in itself. It can also double […]

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Summer Health Tips – Seven Ideas for Healthy Eyes

Our surroundings change around this time of year, especially for those of us who live in seasonal cities

Change is a good thing, and it’s happening all around us today. Cities are changing, the suburbs are changing, technology is changing, businesses are changing, the weather is changing. If that’s not enough, I don’t even have to go to the grocery store to pick up my groceries, I no longer have to hail a cab the old-fashioned way, and Cleveland (yes, Cleveland) is now considered the City of Champions. Now wait a second, I’m glad Cleveland finally made a blip on the sports radar after fifty some odd years, but I think the Browns need to win something first. […]

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Recipes – (Vitamin C) Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

One red bell pepper contains over 150mg of vitamin C, which is well above the recommended daily allowance

As we learned in my last post on eye healthy foods, vitamin C is very important to our overall health. This powerful anti-oxidant helps to produce collagen and protects our bodies from sickness and disease (among other things). And unlike other vitamins and supplements, vitamin C is easy to ingest, which leaves us no excuse to be deficient in any way. Vitamin C contains several eye healthy benefits as well. Consistent intake can slow the progression of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Vitamin C also promotes healthy blood vessels, which is good for the eyes because our retinas contain a […]

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Recipes – (Omega-3 Enriched) Creamy Salmon Chowder

It's important to note that salmon is one of the best food sources of Omega-3 fatty acids

To reiterate some points from my last post, a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent hypertension and heart disease. From an eye standpoint, they can also improve symptoms of dry eye and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. Needless to say, the health benefits of Omega-3’s are NUMEROUS. But from a tasty food perspective, Omega 3 recipes can be limited, sometimes boring, and even hard to consume (if not prepared properly). Case in point, I was recently brunching with a couple of relatives. In our conversation, I was describing my preference for Omega 3 recipes. At […]

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Recipes – (Sight Enhancing) Side of Vegetable Slaw

Since protein choices come in little variety, it make sense to have some fun with sides

Cooking healthy recipes is quickly becoming a fun new hobby. I really enjoy planning the meal, then executing it. It’s quite satisfying when the dish turns out right. And an added bonus to eat healthy and reinforce good habits. As a relatively new cook, it’s easy to pick a main course. I typically go with grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, or anything from the Omega-3 fish family. However, it’s a bit more difficult to pick the right side dish. There’s so many options, which makes it hard to find the perfect pair. Eye Healthy Ingredients: Since protein choices come in little […]

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Recipes – (Vision Sharpening) Carrot Ginger Soup

This eye healthy recipe is easy to make, plus it provides some serious nutritional benefits

Now that spring is here, the weather on the east coast is slowly starting to warm up. That said, I find myself making less hot soup than I did during the winter months. Nevertheless, a good carrot ginger soup can be enjoyed during any time of the year. This eye healthy recipe is easy to make, plus it provides some serious nutritional benefits. Ingredients: 6 carrots 1 yellow onion 1 tablespoon coconut oil or grass fed butter 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) 3 cups of coconut or almond milk 2 cups filtered water 1 teaspoon of ground ginger 1 teaspoon […]

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Recipes – (Nutrient Rich) Super Smoothie

Overloading with a nutrient rich super smoothie is a great way to give your body the nutrition it needs for the day

Eating breakfast is the last thing on my mind most mornings. I’m always in a hurry. I don’t have time to enjoy a delicious plate of french toast, or a fancy omelet. My morning routine usually consists of waking up late, rushing to get ready, and racing out the door. I certainly don’t have the time to make a nutrient rich super smoothie? Or do I? Since science recommends that people who eat breakfast tend to maintain healthier habits, I’ve been forced to rethink things. as scientific data suggests that daily productivity decreases as a result of skipping breakfast. I […]

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Recipes – (Simple) Sweet Potato Egg Bake

We all make some decisions to keep our minds focused and conscious clear

I used to be on the fence regarding healthy eating habits. I used to think I could consume anything and pay no price whatsoever. I was always active during my younger years, seemingly burning off whatever I took in. Those days passed by pretty quickly and now I choose what I eat very carefully. The changes I made weren’t drastic, but gradual. Over time I’ve come to realize that it’s easier to eat healthy when you’re living healthy, and vice-versa. Not exactly rocket science, but not necessarily simple either. We All Make Mistakes: Case in point, there’s a popular New […]