Give Patients the Guac Talk Before Their Next Exam

Jun 19, 2015 | Uncategorized

Bon Appetit magazine named the avocado one of the trendiest foods of all time because of its versatile nature. Why? Because it adds a rich, buttery and healthy bite to burgers, sushi and even ice cream.

But we have a better reason for your patients to love the humble avocado: eye health.

Each ounce of the super fruit (yep, it’s a fruit!) packs 81 micrograms of lutein and zeaxanthin, which help prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

They’re not just great for the eyes, either. Avocados also contain heart-healthy mono-saturated fatty acids and fiber. A scoop or two of the creamy green pulp can also help regulate digestion.

Recipes for all palates

There are many ways to slice and dice an avocado, from classic guac to an avocado-mango salsa. For double the vision protecting power, tell your patients to pair avocado with broiled salmon. Get the recipe.

Avocados aren’t the only foods ripe with eye-health power. Almonds, raspberries, eggs, grapefruits, leafy greens, and veggies like broccoli and peppers, all do the eyes good.

Share this scoop with your patients. They’ll appreciate your culinary chops.