Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Finding a good mix to the foods you eat together can help the body break down foods and digest nutrients properly. Too many carbohydrates taken with protein, like meat and potatoes, can be hard for the body to break down leaving you feeling as if food is just sitting on the gut. Proteins should be mixed with vegetables, meat and a salad. The body will be able to break it down easily and the proper amount of nutrients will be absorbed.
Eat to your health and to better eyesight, these food sources of the antioxidants (carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc):
• Vitamin E: whole grains, vegetable oil, eggs, nuts
• Zinc: Meat, poultry, fish, whole grains, dairy products
• Beta carotene: Carrots, kale, spinach
• Vitamin C: Citrus fruits and juices, green peppers, broccoli, and potatoes
Because Vitamins C and E may also help to inhibit the development or progression of cataracts.
And other elements potentially important nutrients include two related carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin; vitamins C and E; and docosahexanoic acid, or DHA, found primarily in fish oil.


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