24.03.2010

Passover food good for eye health?

Passover food good for eye health?

By Alexa Kaczka

Some parts of Passover food can be good for the eyesight, it has been claimed, and could benefit those wearing contact lenses.

Jessica Ogilvie, in an article for The Jewish Journal, said that the bitter herb maror often includes horseradish and romaine lettuce, which contains vitamins A and K, helping to maintain healthy eyesight.

She pointed out that horseradish is good for clearing out the sinuses and has plenty of vitamin C, which can help prevent colds.

Gefilte fish typically consists of a melange of fish and vegetables, such as carrots that contain beta-carotene, which improves eyesight, Ms Ogilvie explained.

"The Passover seder need not be written off altogether as a meal whose potential is lost to the whims of tradition," she wrote.

In other food-related news, Professor Dan Reinstein, a laser eye surgeon at Harley Street"s London Vision Clinic, recently told the Daily Mail that chocolate can help those going into surgery to relax.

by Adrian Galbreth


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