Give Nuts an Eyeful

by Jill Weisenberger, MS RDN CDE FAND

Topics: Snacks
Give Nuts an Eyeful Keep pistachios in sight for the sake of your kid's eyes. The green nut is bursting with lutein and zeaxanthin, two sight-saving relatives of beta-carotene. One ounce of pistachios boasts 342 micrograms, whereas other nuts have 8 micrograms or less. Other foods with lutein and zeaxanthin include leafy greens, peas, winter squash — including pumpkin, corn and Brussels sprouts.
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Jill S Weisenberger MS RDN CDE FAND

Jill Weisenberger, MS RDN CDE FAND

is a nutrition writer, consultant and spokesperson based in Virginia. She is the author of "Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week" (American Diabetes Association, 2012). Visit Jill's website at




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