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Fall recipes your eyes will love

Apples, ginger, carrots and pumpkins are staples of the fall season and can be found in many fall recipes. But, did you know that your favourite fall flavours can also be beneficial to your eye health? As you age, foods rich in vitamins, beta-carotene and antioxidants, play an important role in protecting your eye sight, optimizing your eye health and reducing the risk of age-related eye disease.

Below are three fall-inspired recipes to keep your eyes happy and healthy this fall season. Which recipe(s) will you make today?

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Rich in zinc, vitamins A & C, lutein and zeaxanthin, this fruit is perfect for your eyes whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something savoury. When it comes to transforming it into a delectable treat, it is incredibly versatile; pies, muffins, bread, soups and so much more! 

Spicy Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrots are filled with beta-carotene, which our body converts into vitamin A. This essential nutrient helps reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. It reduces inflammation and helps to prevent infection. 

Ginger, the other key ingredient in this soup, is a flavour bomb that delivers potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that support your immune system. Ginger can help lower blood sugar levels and decrease heart disease risk factors.

Crisp Apple Mocktail

You’ve heard the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. While eating apples may not reduce your visits to the doctor, they do add valuable elements to your diet and support healthy eyes. This versatile fruit contains vitamin C and antioxidants as well as loads of soluble fibre which can help reduce your risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, two diseases that can affect your eyesight. 

*All recipes are courtesy of IRIS. IRIS is a trusted partner of the RTOERO Foundation. RTOERO members save on sunglasses, eyeglasses and more at IRIS.