Eat This Popular Fall Food for Eye Health

Playing Drs. Rx: Eating Pumpkin Can Help Your Eyesight

After you carve your jack-o-lantern, don’t throw out the inside of the pumpkin! This food has a ton of health benefits, especially for your eyes.

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Pumpkins are high in zinc which is a mineral that is essential to keeping your retina healthy. It is also rich in Vitamin A, which produces melanin, a protective pigment in the eye.

There’s Vitamin C which can improve the health of blood vessels in the eyes. Scientific evidence suggests that it may even lower your risk of developing cataracts!

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Antioxidants, fiber… ready to start cooking? The Doctors taste a pumpkin smoothie and some spicy roasted pumpkin and you can get those recipes here!