Food For Your Eyes

Thursday, December 14, 2017 0 0

The Best Foods for Healthy Eyes

Tom Ford eye glasses via IRIS (c/o)

 

The older I get, the more I realize that I’m not getting any younger. ūüėČ ¬†Seriously though, as I age, I become more and more concerned with preventative aging measures such as good skincare, sunscreen, exercise, etc. I’ve seen the peeking through of a few wrinkles, I may or may not have some gray hairs, and my vision seems to be getting slightly more blurry with each passing year. Thankfully, I’m not alone. Justin has also felt the wrath of Father Time. He was fitted with his first pair of eye glasses this past Summer.

 

As you may know, I’ve been working with IRIS for the last several years to promote the importance of eye health and protection. I was recently chatting with their team, and I mentioned (only half kidding) that I should be eating a lot more carrots to improve my vision. They told me that there are actually many foods that you can eat to promote healthy eyes. I didn’t realize the list was so extensive. I thought it was really interesting and helpful, so I wanted to share this here with you too. Cheers to eating your way to better vision!

 

The Best Foods for Better Eye Health

Leafy Greens: Kale, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Romaine Lettuce, Radicchio

Green Veggies: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Peas, Green Beans

Orange Vegetables: Sweet Potato, Carrots, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Orange Peppers

Eggs

Fruits: Kiwi, Cantaloup, Avocado, Apricots (dried or fresh), Berries, Citrus

Lean Protein: Turkey breast, Lean Cuts of Beef

Nuts & Seeds: Almonds, Flax Seed

Whole Grains: Oatmeal, Bran Cereals

Beans & Lentils: Black Beans, Romano Beans, Kidney Beans, Chick Peas, White Beans, Lentils, Edamame

Oils: Olive Oil, Canola Oil

 

 

A big thank you to IRIS Visual Group for sponsoring this post, and for teaching me so much about eye care!

 

Let’s Have a Drink

Monday, March 10, 2014 11 0

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I eat. ¬†A lot. ¬†But I realized that I don’t drink that much, especially water. ¬†I always have a full glass of water within arm’s reach with the intention of drinking it and gaining all of the benefits of staying sufficiently hydrated. However, by the end of the day, my water glass is still sitting beside me with barely a few sips taken from it.

 

The health and beauty benefits of drinking water are limitless. ¬†Great skin, more energy, faster metabolism, weight loss, boosted immune system, and the list goes on and on. ¬†These are all benefits that I’m in desperate need of. So, when I read that Blossom Lounge, a gorgeous Toronto Boutique, was offering a BLOSSOM x BKR 30-day journey to great skin challenge, I screamed “Sign Me Up!”.

 

The challenge is to drink 5 bottles of water (in the pretty BKR bottle that Blossom Lounge sent to me) or 2.5 litres of water per day.  The promise is for glowing skin, shiny hair and loads of energy.  My challenge to you is to join me on this 30-day journey.  Your skin will thank you for it.

 

A few tips and tricks to help us beat this challenge:

РAdd citrus and/or berries to your water for added natural flavor.  I love adding lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, raspberries and/or mint to my water.

– Tie 5 rubber bands around your water bottle (if your bottle holds 500ml), then remove a rubber band each time you finish the serving.

– Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning. ¬†You’ll knock 1 bottle of your daily quota before you even start your day.

РBring a bottle of water with you every time you leave the house.  Carrying it around will remind and encourage you to drink more.

 

I’m super excited for this challenge and have high hopes for some amazing results. ¬†I hope you’ll join me on this 30-day adventure to a more beautiful and hydrated new you.