Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dr. Laura Chonko Explains Importance of Ocular Nutrition to Lions

ABOVE:  Dr. Laura Chonko, O.D. (left) spoke to the Lorain Lions about ocular nutrition on Thursday, February 28 at our noon meeting.  This was an extremely informative program that can benefit any of us concerned about how to preserve our sight. Thanks to Lion Dr. John Smith (above right) for arranging this very timely presentation!

ABOVE: Introducing the topic, Dr. Chonko explained that we all have a great deal of control over the health of our eyes and vision through diet, even if our age and family history indicate a propensity for problems such as adult macular degeneration (AMD).

RIGHT:   Citing research studies, Dr. Chonko encouraged us to include in our diet abundant amounts of Vitamin C (e.g., citrus, bell peppers, kale, broccoli), Beta-carotene (sweet potatoes, kale, carrots, spinach), Vitamin E (nuts, seeds, spinach, vegetable oils) and Zinc (whole grains, poultry, fish, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds).
 ABOVE:  Eat those dark green leafy vegetable like collard greens and spinach at least 5 times a week, and also eat about 10-13 servings of fruits & vegetables per day (a serving being about a fistful size).

LEFT:  This was a great program!  Let's have Dr. Chonko back for another session soon.

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