Salmon Recipes for Healthy Vision Month 2017

Did you know that eating salmon, halibut, tuna, and leafy greens is good for your eyes? Healthy Vision Month continues with salmon recipes from lots of great cooks.

Salmon Recipes for Healthy Vision Month

People with diabetes are particularly at risk for diabetic retinopathy (DR), a condition where damaged or swollen blood vessels in the eye’s retina may lead to severe vision loss or blindness. A study by the American Diabetes Association showed that the presence of DR in people with type 2 also indicates an increased risk for coronary heart disease.

How to Avoid Diabetic Retinopathy

What can you do to head off DR?

  • Schedule a comprehensive eye exam annually. DR presents no symptoms until vision loss is imminent.
  • Control blood glucose. Strive for an A1C below 6.5.
  • Keep blood pressure under control. Shoot for less than 140/90 and, in some cases, less than 130/70.
  • Lower your cholesterol, if necessary. Most adults with diabetes should aim for an LDL level of less than 100 mg/dl. HDL should be greater than 40 mg/dl for men and greater than 50 mg/dl for women.
  • If you still smoke, quit. Some research indicates smoking increases risk for DR.
  • Exercise regularly. Try to move at least 30 minutes every day.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables (see leafy greens recipes), fatty fish (see salmon recipes below), and whole grains.

Salmon Recipes for Healthy Vision Month

Salmon Recipes

Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is great for eye health. It also keeps your thyroid working properly, helps your immune system, and boosts heart and kidney function. Here are a few ways to get more salmon into your diet. Note some recipes may need a few tweaks to make them completely diabetic-friendly.

Comments

  1. says

    I have diabetes and can totally relate to DR. I actually take fish oil supplements and try my best to eat salmon when I can. Thanks for including my recipe and rounding up all these great recipes to try.

  2. Shelby Kinnaird says

    Janette – Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Shelby Kinnaird says

    Erlene – I try to eat salmon at least once a week. I’m so excited to have more recipes to choose from … like yours! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  4. Shelby Kinnaird says

    Amanda – Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Shelby Kinnaird says

    Maya – Me too! Thanks for sharing your crab stuffed salmon recipe. It looks delicious!

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