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Easy Recipe For Eye Health: A Sweet Treat To Prevent Glaucomatous Damage

Posted by Talin Amadian on January 4, 2022 at 10:18 AM
Talin Amadian
Dr. Talin Amadian is a practicing optometrist, writer and content contributor for Optoprep. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry and continues to practice in Southern California. Her clinical training includes Neuro-Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma and Ocular Disease. Dr. Amadian takes pride in educating patients and providing specialized care and education based on each patient’s needs. She is passionate about dry eye treatment and management. During her spare time, she enjoys mentoring and helping prospective optometry students succeed.

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OPICONRecent studies have shown magnesium to be one of the molecules that has treatment potential in glaucoma.

Magnesium improves blood flow by modifying endothelial function through affecting the endothelin-1 and endothelial nitric oxide pathways.

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Research regarding the nitric oxide pathway in glaucoma is booming! Here is a dessert recipe that incorporates magnesium-rich foods that are not only great for preventing glaucomatous damage but also reduce the risk of migraines, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases, and even Alzheimer’s. Dark chocolate and nuts, especially peanuts, are very rich in magnesium!

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup organic creamy peanut butter
  • 8 oz organic no-sugar-added dark chocolate 
  • ½ cup roasted mixed nuts (coarsely chopped) 
  • Pinch of ground sea salt

Instructions

  • Line a mini muffin tray with paper liners.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, place peanut butter and dark chocolate. 
  • Melt in a double boiler or microwave, mixing frequently.
  • Fill the muffin liners with the mixture.
  • Add mixed nuts to the top of each serving.
  • Sprinkle sea salt on top of each serving.
  • Place the muffin tray in the freezer for one hour to set. 

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These chocolate bites can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer for up to a month! They are also vegan and gluten free!

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