Dietitian Leslie Bonci Shares Eating Tips For Protecting Eye Health

Dietitian Leslie Bonci Shares Eating Tips For Protecting Eye Health

November 1, 2019 0 By William Morgan


[ MUSIC ] IN TODAY’S WINNING PLATE, THE DIETICIAN IS HERE AND SHE SAYS WHAT YOU EAT CAN OPTIMIZE YOUR EYES. AND THIS IS A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN CARROTS. RIGHT AND CARROTS ONE OF THEM, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT IF WE DON’T NOURISH OUR EYES, WE MAY HAVE A PROBLEM. SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, EATING ONLY CARROTS, DOESN’T MEAN YOU WON’T HAVE MACULAR DE GENERATION, BUT THERE’S ENOUGH STUDIES SHOWING THAT IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH THESE THINGS, YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF THE PEEPERS. YOU HAVE ORANGES AND GRAPE FRUITS AND TO TOMATOES. THESE HAVE A ROLE IN THE EYES HERE AND THEY HAVE VITAMIN C. AND THEY’RE VERY, VERY HEALTHY FROM THE STAND POINT OF LOWERING THE RISK OF GLAUCOMA, SO THIS IS LITERALLY THE SYMPHONY. MOVING ON, WE HAVE OIL? YES, SO OIL, NUTS AND AVOCADOS, BECAUSE THESE FOODS ARE HIGH IN VITAMIN E., ANOTHER ANTIOXIDANT AND SOME PEOPLE SAY, I WON’T EAT FAT WHAT SO EVER AND YOU’RE ACTUALLY ELIMINATING THAT ESSENTIAL VITAMIN. BECAUSE FAT IS IMPORTANT TO TRANSPORT THE FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS. SO THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO EAT FIVE POUNDS OF NUTS, BUT SOME FAT. I SEE ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS AND THAT’S COFFEE. YES AND ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT CAFFEINE IS THAT CAFFEINE IN PARTICULAR, WHETHER IT COMES FROM COFFEE OR TEA, IF WE HAVE TOO MUCH, IT MIGHT AFFECT THE PRESSURE IN THE EYE. SO FOR PEOPLE WITH GL AUCOMA, THAT COULD BE A PROBLEM. SO THAT’S PROBABLY HERE IN THE CUP. SO DEPENDING ON THAT, — I MIGHT HAVE TWO. AND THE REALITY IS IF PEOPLE HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY AND THE AGE RELATED MACULAR DE GENERATION, MAYBE I WILL CUT MY LOSSES AND CHANGE IT A LITTLE BIT. MOVING ON, THE CARROTS,. KNOW ABOUT THAT. AND THESE ARE HIGH IN VITAMIN A.. WE GET THEM FROM THE BET TA CAROTENE AND THAT’S IN THECARROTS AND THE DARK LEAFY GREENS AND EGG YOLKS. SO EVERY TIME THAT PEOPLE SAY I’M GONNA DO THE WHITES, YOUR EYES ON ARE LITERALLY CRYING. NOT RAW, BUT COOK THEM. THIS COLOR HAS THE LUTENE. WELL, HOW DID THE CARROTS GET THE ROLE OF THE EYES? IT’S THE DEEP ORANGE. THAT UNIQUE COLOR OF THE CARROT AND THE SWEET POTATO HAS THAT AFFECT. AND INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, I WORK IN BASEBALL AND FOR THE MOST PART YOU’RE OUTSIDE. SO WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THEY AFFECT THE INNER SUN GLASSES AND PROTECT THE EYE, SO HAVING THE ORANGE AND DARK GREEN IS BENEFICIAL. INTERESTING. WELL, AND WE HAVE FISH HERE. AND PARTICULAR TYPES OF FISH, LOOK FOR THE ONES HIGH IN THE OMEGA 3S. SO IF WE LIKE FLOUNDER AND TILAPIA, WE’RE SEEING THESE ONES. SALMON AND SARDINES ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR LONG. SOME PEOPLE LIKE HALL HALIBUT, THAT WILL WORK. VERY FASCINATING AND WHOLE GRAINS? THE OTHER THING WE LOOK AT IS WE WHAT WE WANT TO DO AND LIMIT. SO IT’S A FAR STRETCH TO SAY THAT SUGAR IS THE CAUSE OF HAVING PROBLEMS WITH EYES, HOWEVER, THERE’S BEEN SOME STUDIES SHOWING THAT ITEMS THAT HAVE LOWER GLUCOSE INDEX MAY BE MORE PROTECTIVE THAN OTHERCARBS. SO BE AWARE OF THESE THINGS, NOT JUST NECK DOWN, NECK UP, AND KEEPING THE EYES AS HEALTHY AS WE CAN. LET’S PROTECT THE EYES. IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE. WELL FOR MORE TIPS. WATCH HER REGULAR WINNING PLATE SEGMENTS.