Why Kiwi Fruit is Good for Eye Health.
Kiwi fruit is another food that is full of important nutrients for your eye health. It is packed full of Vitamin C which is highly beneficial for health eyes. Vitamin C may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient and powerful anti-oxidant. Its primary function is to maintain the bodies’ collagen proteins which are an integral component of skin, ligaments, bones and the sclera of the eye. It also plays a role in wound healing, prevention of haemorrhaging, and also helps with fighting infections. The RDA for Vitamin C is 45mg for adults, however many researchers advocate 500-2000mg a day which has been shown to lower heart disease risk by up to 35% and reduced rates of cataracts.
Rockmelon and Kiwi Fruit Ice Blocks
This week we bring you a recipe for Rockmelon and Kiwi Fruit Ice Blocks. Along with the goodness of the kiwi fruit, rockmelon is also good for your eyes with it being a great source of Vitamins A and C. As we have mentioned in previous posts, Vitamin A may protect against night blinds and dry eyes. Combined with the benefits of Vitamin C, this recipe is wonderful for your eye health.
- 6 ice block moulds
(per ice block)
- 1 kiwi fruit (mashed or sliced)
- 50g chopped rockmelon
- orange and/or apple juice
How to Make (Option 1):
- Put fruit in mould. Fill the rest of the ice block mould with juice.
How to Make (Option 2):
- If doing two-tone blocks, fill 1/3 cup with one type of fruit, add juice and freeze. Will take approximately 4 hours to freeze.
- When frozen add the second fruit, fill to top with juice and freeze again.
Original recipe from Queensland Health – http://healthier.qld.gov.au/recipe/rockmelon-and-kiwifruit-ice-blocks/
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