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Why Capsicum is Good for Your Eyes

Capsicum is a great vegetable to eat for your eye health. With this week being World Glaucoma Week, we wanted to share with you the benefits of this vegetable as it is one of the foods to eat for improved eye health. Capsicum is a favourite among those living on the Gold Coast and can readily be found in supermarkets and at your local farmers market. Capsicum is also known as peppers or bell peppers, although most locals call it capsicum. It comes in different colours with red and green being the most common here in Australia. Capsicum can be eaten raw or cooked, which makes it quite a versatile vegetable.

Capsicum is packed full of Vitamin C and this is fantastic news for your eye health. One of the benefits of Vitamin C is that it may reduce risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. You will also find Vitamin A in this tasty vegetable which may protect against night blindness and dry eyes, another reason your eyes will love capsicum!

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Corn and Capsicum Salsa

This week our recipe is a Corn and Capsicum Salsa. This salsa is great as it can be used to accompany many meals or have on it’s own. Looks good, tastes great and is fantastic for your eyes as it’s full of goodness. Alongside the benefits of the capsicum which we discussed earlier, you will find good nutrition in the other ingredients. Vitamins A and C are well represented in the salsa. When you make this recipe, be sure to take a photo and post on social media – and don’t forget to tag us.

Ingredients:

How to Make:

  1. Combine beans, corn, combined capsicum, celery, onion, lime juice, oil and three-quarters of the coriander. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Top with avocado and remaining coriander.

Original recipe from taste.com.au

Every Thursday, our Envision Optical blog brings you ‘Nutrition Thursday’ – news about nutrition for your eye health. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and like us to receive the reminders once they are posted. Each week we also include a delicious recipe for you to make. www.facebook.com/envisionoptical

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