Recipes for Eye Health – Carrots

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Carrots and Kids

The vitamins found in carrots can help promote overall eye health. Vitamin A is obtained from carrots in the form of provitamin A” carotenoids, which are converted to retinol by the body after the food is ingested. Because vitamin A helps protect the surface of the eye (cornea), it is essential for good vision.

Try this tasty side dish at dinner for an easy way to help increase your child’s Vitamin A intake.

Ingredients

5 cups thinly sliced carrots

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add carrots; cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Place carrots and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently.

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Source:
All About Vision
http://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/vitamin_a.htm











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