Fresh Salad Satisfies More Than Just Your Tastebuds
Many common salad ingredients provide nutrients that are essential to maintaining healthy eyes and vision. Walnuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds are excellent sources of vitamin E and zinc, which help keep your retina healthy. Grapeseed oil is also a good source of vitamin E.
Spinach contains the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Not only do these antioxidants protect against macular degeneration, they also absorb blue light, protecting your retina from any damage.
Strawberries, and berries in general for that matter, are a great source of vitamin C and help reduce the risk of eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. Blueberries are especially good for your health, reducing the risk of glaucoma, heart disease and cancer. Try the recipe below and give your eyes a healthy boost!
Eye-Healthy Spinach And Fruit Salad
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 3 cups spinach
- ½ cup blueberries and/or strawberries
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup walnut and/or almond pieces
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
- ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar, or to taste
- ¼ cup maple syrup, or to taste
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil, or to taste
- Salt, to taste
Here’s how you make it: Toss spinach, berries, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, nuts, feta and goat cheese in a large bowl. Pour the vinegar, syrup and grapeseed oil over the salat one at a time. Toss until evenly coated. Season with salt to taste.source