Going Bananas

It’s a well known fact that kale is one of the absolute best green vegetables to fight aging macular degeneration, cataracts and other diseases of the eye. But combining this versatile vegetable with bananas makes it even better.

Bananas are a unique fruit that continue to grow after being picked. If buying them green and wanting them to ripen faster, try keeping them in a paper bag. To slow the rate of growth, put them in the refrigerator. It might make the skin turn dark, but the fruit inside will keep pure and delicious.

Bananas grow all over the world and perhaps because of that are also one of the most important fruits in the world. They’ve been known to be a great snack for anyone with Chron’s disease, and are so packed with potassium and carotenoids that they are wonderful for eye health. Carotenoids are the things that convert into Vitamin A, an essential vitamin for the eye. Bananas are also loaded with potassium, which is terrific for dry eyes, since potassium is the mineral that makes up the thickness of the tear film.

Oranges are another one of those colorful fruits known to be full of carotenoids, delicious and healthy for a myriad or reasons, mostly involving Vitamin C.

Combining bananas with kale for an unusual smoothie, or with orange juice in some unusual iced banana bars, that are not only delicious but truly a daily treat for eye health.


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