Daily Challenge Friday Jun. 01, 2012
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
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.