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12 recipes for healthy eyes

Kale salad

The next time you visit your eye doctor, don't be surprised if you leave with a prescription for a grocery cart full of kale, orange peppers and wild salmon. These and many other foods contain high amounts of nutrients that are important for the health and function of your eyes.

In this section, you'll find several great recipes designed to boost your eye health. The links are below. Enjoy!

Who Created Our Eye-Healthy Recipes?

Optometrists Dr. Laurie Capogna and Dr. Barbara Pelletier have co-authored books on eye nutrition, which you can order at www.eyefoods.com.


Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes is a guide to improving eye health and preventing, suppressing and slowing common eye disorders through healthy eating. The book outlines which foods offer the most nutrients for your eyes and includes tips, meal ideas and recipes.

Eyefoods for Kids: A Tasty Guide to Nutrition and Eye Health explains to kids how the eyes work and what the various nutrients are in eye-healthy foods. It also offers delicious recipes that children can make for themselves.

Celebrity chef Anna Olson is the host of Food Network Canada's "Bake with Anna Olson." Her Niagara Springtime Soup Sipper and Sunset Gazpacho recipes were developed specifically for an event with the Eyefoods authors. Visit www.foodnetwork.ca for more information and recipes.

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Oily fish consumption, dietary docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid intakes, and associations with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. August 2008.

Associations between lutein, zeaxanthin, and age-related macular degeneration: An overview. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. April 2009.

Associations between intermediate AMD and lutein and zeaxanthin in CAREDS. Archives of Ophthalmology. August 2006.

Progression of age-related macular degeneration: association with dietary fat, transunsaturated fat, nuts and fish intake. Archives of Ophthalmology. December 2003.

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