Jeepers, creepers. According to A Rainbow Recipe for Eye Health in this month's Homemaker's Magazine, diets rich in two important carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, may help protect your baby blues from age-related macular degeneration that can lead to blindness. Studies indicate the earlier you start including them in your diet, the more benefits they'll provide later on. These nutrients can be found in an abundance of foods including dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale and other vegetables and fruits such as squash, broccoli, kiwi, oranges and red peppers. So get cooking with these delicious eye-openers - Spinach Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing, Grilled Trout with Fresh Fruit Salsa, Rainbow Veggie Omelet and Sweet and Spicy Sautéed Squash.
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