Raspberry Salmon – Food for Your Eyes

Zoomer | October 19th, 2017

Our environment, our daily habits and our nutrition all have an impact on our overall health. Though it is often forgotten, our nutrition can directly impact our vision. Following a diet designed with eye health in mind is the best way to help prevent eye disease and vision loss.

One of our favourite foods for our eyes is fish – whether it’s tuna, cod, mackerel, or trout, we sure love our fish and the benefits they bring to our eyes. But in terms of getting the best health benefits, nothing beats salmon! Why do we love salmon so much? Easy – because it’s filled with omega-3.

And what do omega-3’s do? They help maintain a healthy heart, reduce inflammation, provide healthier hair and skin, and they bring tears to our eyes… not literally, but almost! If you wear contact lenses, travel to dry climates, or simply have dry eyes, adding salmon to your diet once or twice a week and taking an omega-3 supplement can certainly help with reducing the dryness.

To help you with your eye health, we’ve decided to share one of our favourite salmon recipes.

INGREDIENTS

For the baked salmon:

Salmon (preferably wild)
Chopped red onions (to taste)
A pinch of dried basil
2 teaspoons of olive oil
Salt & pepper (to taste)
1 pressed lemon (add lemon juice once salmon is baked)

For the raspberry sauce:

1 small crate of raspberries
A handful of fresh mint leaves (chopped)
1 teaspoon of olive oil
A pinch of garlic salt
Salt & pepper (to taste)
1 teaspoon of raw brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

For the baked Salmon:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Add salmon in a cooking pan.
3. Sprinkle with chopped red onions, dried basil, salt & pepper.
4. Add olive oil.
5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
6. Add lemon juice and enjoy!

For the raspberry sauce:

1. Add the raspberries and olive oil in a frying pan.
2. Cook at medium heat while stirring until raspberries become soft.
3. Add chopped mint leaves, brown sugar, garlic salt & salt & pepper.


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  • $150 towards any complete pair of prescription eyewear (frame and lenses valued at $250 or more) or prescription sunglasses
  • $50 towards the purchase of an annual supply of contact lenses
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  • $500 towards vision correction procedures at our ophthalmology clinic in Laval, Quebec
  • $25 towards the purchase of 3 or more bottles of Eye Omega Benefits 240 Gel Caps

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