Follow the Rainbow to Healthy Eyes and a Healthy Smile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorful fruits and vegetables can lead you to good dental and vision health. This St. Patrick’s Day, follow the rainbow to these healthy choices.

Red:

Orange:

Yellow:

  • Yellow peppers, like red, have anti-inflammatory benefits along with vitamin C.
  • Cheese gives you calcium, famous for building strong bones and teeth.

Green:

  • Leafy greens contain vitamin K – good for your dental and vision health. This vitamin can help block substances that break down your bones, promoting good bone density. Leafy greens also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which can reduce the risk of some eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • Broccoli contains folic acid that is good for the health of your gums. It also contains vitamin A.

Blue:

Purple:

  • Eggplant has a handful of nutrients for your mouth and eyes – vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Folic acid in eggplant builds strong bones and helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Acai berries, a newly popular choice, have antioxidants to strengthen your immune system.
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