February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. Age-Related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness. During the month of February we are reminding people that early detection is a critical first step. Our doctors perform thorough health exams that will detect disease. With new technology, this condition can be detected earlier than ever before.
Eating healthy can also assist in keeping your eyes healthy! This delicious recipe includes iron, beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, all of which are essential for healthy vision. The Strawberries contain Vitamin C, which helps your body absorb the iron. Almonds are packed with Vitamin E and the Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D3. All very important nutrients to keep your eyes healthy and fighting off disease.
2-4 ounces smoked salmon
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts or almonds and feta cheese
Use your choice of dressing. Toss the spinach in your choices of dressing. Layer salmon, strawberries, nuts, and feta on top.
Enjoy and don't forget to schedule your appointment for you eye health check up and your families as well!