BrightFocus Announces Recipe Contest to Mark Healthy Aging Month

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On-Line Voting to Pick Best Recipes, Prize Winners

CLARKSBURG, MD—In honor of Healthy Aging Month, BrightFocus Foundation is launching an online Healthy Recipe Contest for the month of September. Contestants can submit a recipe that contains at least two ingredients from a list of healthy foods that may be beneficial to brain or eye health.

Recipes will be voted upon by the public. Contestants submitting one of the top three winning entries will receive prizes of quality kitchenware generously donated by the companies Swiss Diamond, Wusthof, Microplane, John Boos, USA Pan, and Epicurean. See the BrightFocus instructions on how to enter the contest, including providing a photograph of the recipe dish.

Healthy foods on the ingredients list include carotenoids (dark green, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables); fruits and vegetables abundant in vitamin C, such as tomatoes, broccoli, citrus fruits and green peppers; vitamin E foods including fortified cereals, nuts, and green leafy vegetables; and sources of omega-3 fatty acids, including wild salmon, tuna, walnuts, flax seeds, and chia seeds.

Although research is still ongoing regarding the impact of diet on brain and vision diseases, some studies suggest that a healthy and nutritious diet may lower the risk of developing macular degeneration or glaucoma. A healthy diet also may help Alzheimer's patients cope better with their disease. See the BrightFocus Healthy Living fact sheets for macular degeneration, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's disease.

BrightFocus Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting research and public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma. For more information, call 1-800-437-2423.