Daily Challenge Friday Jun. 01, 2012
Promote healthy eyes by eating 1 lutein-rich food, like spinach, corn, carrots, kiwi, or grapes.
How to do it
Add one food that's high in lutein to today's lineup! Go for dark leafies like spinach or kale, brightly colored fruits like kiwi and grape, or tasty veggies like carrot, corn, or squash. Try adding spinach leaves to a salad, having some grapes as a snack, or serving corn as a healthy side.
Why it matters
These fruits and veggies don't just look pretty on your plate. They also contain a pigment called lutein, which accumulates in the eyes and helps to prevent cataracts (a clouding over the lens of the eye) and macular degeneration (damage to the macula, the center of the retina). By getting your fill of lutein, you can help protect the long-term health of your eyes.
It takes 2.5 pounds (1 kilogram) of grapes to make one bottle of wine.
using my food processor made a great salad using beets, carrots, chard and broccoli stems shredded, added a little salad dressing and it was fresh and raw and good.
Easy. I have had one or more of each of those everyday the past few weeks.
Love my fruits and veggies.
I am on a new health kick so have been eating lots of fruits and veggies. And I am really excited because I just signed up for a plot at a local community garden, all organic. I don't know if I have a green thumb, but, about to find out!
carrots! had those in the fridge!
Carrots and fruit are easy enough to carry for lunch. Though, I wonder just how many grapes is a proper serving. Even the baby carrot bag shows to eat at least 5 per day.
The produce section is Always the first stop on my grocery shopping list I always keep fresh produce on hand Making juices and smoothies are daily activities in my house
Ihad a very yummy kiwi fruit!
I add carrots to my juice mix every morning
Carrots and Humus -- YUM!!
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