Where do you find nutritious recipes for the eyes? A significant body of research has shown that certain nutrients are very important to healthy vision. This makes sense, because your eyes are the most nutrient-hungry organ in the body for their size. Cooking at home is less expensive and generally more nutritious than eating restaurant foods. Therefore, having an arsenal of healthy recipes could help prevent and support glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and other age-related eye diseases.
At Natural Eye Care, we primarily recommend the Vision Diet. By “diet” we mean a daily eating pattern, not necessarily weight loss. Most of the foods are quite tasty on their own. However, you will need recipes to prepare meals.
The Vision Diet is a modification of the well-known Mediterranean Diet. Enjoyed by populations living near the Mediterranean Ocean, the diet includes plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, olive oil, whole grains, eggs, and dairy products. Refined sugar, refined flour, and fast food burgers are out!
Natural Eye Care has found additional diets that are also good for the eyes. The Spectrum Diet by Dean Ornish, Blood Type Diet, Metabolic Typing Diet, and South Beach Diet are high in vision-protective nutrients.
To find recipes:
- Natural Eye Care offers “Visionary Cooking: Food for the Eyes” as an ebook. Download the PDF and print the pages you want. Or, display the recipes on a laptop or tablet in your kitchen.
- See our page on juicing.
- Check out Natural Eye Care’s free recipes.
- Read the 1-2-3 Vision Wellness Protocol, which includes dietary, lifestyle, activity, and nutrient guides.
- Visit your local bookstore.
- Type one of the diet names into Google followed by the word “recipes”. Example: Mediterranean Diet recipes
- Go to an online bookstore and type in the search term above. Purchase paper or ebooks.
Talk to your doctor before significantly changing your diet.