Do Your Eyes a Favor with this Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad Recipe

by Mia Syn, MS, RD November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month. Besides enjoying them in pie and casseroles this Thanksgiving, toss them into your vegetable-packed salads for some seasonal flair. Beta-carotene is a standout in this root vegetable, a plant pigment that our body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for supporting our…

Eat for the Sake of Your Eyes

by Mia Syn, M.S., R.D. Many of us know that adding carrots into the diet, is good for our eyes. What we may not realize is that there is a plethora of food and nutrients that can help keep vision sharp and slow the natural decline that occurs with age. Some of these nutrients include antioxidants…

How to protect your eyes year-round

As the temperatures cool down (goodbye summer, see you next year!), the sun may be shining a little less brightly, but that doesn’t mean you should pack your shades away. Maintaining healthy eyes and vision is a year-round job. 5 ways to keep your eyes healthy throughout the year: Wear sunglasses: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet…