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Pumpkin picking for eye health
November 05, 2019
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Posted on Nov 05, 2019 by Xizi Liu
Pumpkins are not only good for carving and baking pies, but they're also good for your eyes.
Pumpkin, a carotenoid, is rich in nutrients linked to eye and overall health, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. Five years ago, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranked "powerhouse fruits and vegetables" based on nutrient density scores, pumpkin came in No. 20 out of 41-below broccoli but ahead of Brussels sprouts. (Watercress ranked No. 1.)Consuming these superfoods is "strongly associated" with reducing risks for chronic diseases. Pumpkin, that fall favorite fruit, contains vitamins A, C and E, zinc, fiber, lutein and zeaxanthin-which are all beneficial to the eyes.
Benefits of healthy food for visionEither through food or vitamin supplements, can help preserve vision. They include:
Picky about pumpkinsNot all pumpkins are created equal-some are better than others for cooking. Decorative pumpkins are slightly different than the more edible versions. Most grocery stores call the edible versions 'pie pumpkins,' which are much smaller than the ones we carve up with scary faces." The fresher (canned pumpkin contains more sugar) the better.
Cyxus blue light filter glasses can block harmful blue light up to 80%, also can release eyestrain and headache, improve sleep.
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