Put a ‘Twinkle’ in Your Eye

“Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,”

excerpt from:
A Visit from St. Nicholas
BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE

His eyes—how they twinkled!

Foods that can put a ‘Twinkle’ in your eye:

Beta-Carotene

–Dark, leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale, swiss chard)
–Eggs (don’t throw out the yolk!)
–Orange Vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes)
–Yellow Vegetables (squash, peppers)
–Red Vegetables (beets, peppers)
–Brightly colored fruits

Lutein

–Broccoli
–Mangoes
–Tomatoes

Selenium

–Shrimp
–Crab
–Brazil Nuts
–Brown Rice

Vitamin A

–Strawberries
–Cantaloupe
–Kale
–Oranges
–Milk
–Eggs

Vitamin E

–Almonds
–Sunflower Seeds
–Wheat Germ

Zinc

–Oysters
–Turkey
–Lean Beef

Zeaxanthin

–Yellow Peppers
–Swiss Chard
–Broccoli
–Mangoes

Put a twinkle in your eye! Choose a variety of brightly colored, fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables! Think of putting a rainbow on your plate each meal!

 

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