It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving time at Wilkinson Eye Center unless we talked about the vision benefits of your turkey day feast. Before you sit down and eat a bunch of turkey and stuffing with your loved ones on this fun holiday, you may be surprised to learn that turkey is actually really beneficial to your eyesight. Let’s take a closer look at how.
If you are part of the health and wellness community then you know that turkey is good for you because it’s high in protein and low in fat. But, here in the vision community, we like turkey because it contains zinc which is good at keeping your eyes healthy and preventing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Additionally, turkey also contains a lot of vitamin B which can help keep your eyes from drying out.
How to Eat More Turkey
One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is the leftovers that you have for the few days after the holiday. Because you can do so much with leftover turkey, you know that you won’t be bored eating it for several days in a row. Try making things like turkey enchiladas, turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pies, or even turkey tacos; whatever you do with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey, you can count on your vision getting some extra benefits with every bite that you eat.
Now that you know a little bit about what turkey can do for your eyesight, you may as well load your Thanksgiving plate up with seconds. To learn more about how you can take better care of your vision, or to schedule your next eye exam, contact our Pontiac office and call us at (248) 334-4931.