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Why is Spinach Good for My Eyes?

Spinach has some great benefits to your eye health. Many of our Gold Coast patients ask about why spinach is good for their eyes. This green leafy vegetable contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin which have been shown to prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, and improve visual performance and reduce sensitivity to glare. Alongside this, spinach is a good source of Beta-Carotene which may protect against night blindness and dry eyes.

This week we are sharing with you a recipe we found for a Banana, Chia and Spinach Smoothie. We hear all the time from our patients they love smoothies! This one looks amazing and tastes delicious. Along with the goodness of the spinach, it is also great for your eyes due to the other ingredients, including chia seeds.

Green Spinach Smoothie from What's Gaby Cooking on Envision Optical Gold Coast Optometrist blog

Banana, Chia & Spinach Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 handful fresh spinach
  • 1 cup cold unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

How To Make in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve in a glass or mason jar.

Vegan | Gluten Free | Paleo

Original recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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 that we have found from some of our favourites blogs, cook books and magazines. www.facebook.com/envisionoptical

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