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Let’s better understand some of the ailments that surround us all and try to get better with the use of some natural sources and fewer medications.
We all aspire to live our best life, pain-free, and full of energy!
This week our in-depth look is at Eyesight boosters.
So … What is a good eyesight?
We all take eyesight for granted but it is important to protect our vision. Getting our eyes checked regularly is the best way to protect them and prevent any potential damage.
According to Commonwealth eye surgery, “Optometrists and ophthalmologists around the world, have discovered the standard by which every person should be judged, when diagnosing their vision status. 20/20 vision is referred to as the standard, or how a “normal” person sees. This means, that when you stand 20 feet away from an eye chart, you see what the normal person should see.”
So, for example, if you have 20/10 vision you are above average, and if you have 20/40 vision, you are below and probably need a vision assistant.
What may help to protect our eyesight?
Some conditions may affect your vision such as chronic inflammatory diseases, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, bacteria, toxins, virus, Vitamin A deficiency…
Not all factors involved in our eyesight can be controlled but a heart-healthy diet, exercise, good habits, medical check-ups and potential medications may help improve the state of health generated by these disorders and therefore protect this essential sense.
What food may influence our eyes health?
Vitamin A has been shown to positively influence the health of the retinas and maintain overall eye function. Other foods that may help with eyesight would be:
Leafy green vegetables, aside from being an important source of dietary fiber, have two chemicals in them- lutein and zeaxanthin that act as natural filters in our eyes. They prevent harmful ultra-violet from penetrating the surface of the eye, which in turn prevents degeneration of the eye. The National Eye Institute has shown that supplements with these chemicals can also benefit eye health.
Eggs: The humble egg is not just a super place to find “good” cholesterol and protein. You also find lutein and zeaxanthin along with zinc. Zinc reduces the risks of macular degeneration according to Dougherty Laser Vision in L.A. It also preserves your sense of taste and your sense of smell.
Turmeric: We admit we have a preference for turmeric (of course) related benefits ought to be tested as well. Dr. Radha Ayyagari who is a PhD at the University of California says that she had conducted research, which shows that the curcumin in turmeric has clear benefits for the photoreceptors in your eyes. She has synthesized a form of this, which might be applied via drops into the eye for instant benefits (though medical trials are still ongoing for this).
Citrus fruits and berries: Vitamin C has also been shown to have a powerful effect on the overall health of our eyes and it may also ward off cataracts in old age as well. Some of the top natural sources of Vitamin C are citrus fruits, berries, kiwis, broccolis, yellow peppers, kale and many others.
Almonds: Nuts are an excellent way to digest protein and healthy fats. In the case of almonds, they also contain a ton of Vitamin E. Vitamin E has been shown to help reduce the rate of macular degeneration and prolongs sight.
Fatty Fish: The fatty acids in the oils contain a substance called DHA, which is necessary for the correct operation of your retina.
Trying to get into a healthy routine with a diversified diet may help maintain a good eye function. It also important to consult regularly with your eye specialist to be assured that the best care is given to your eyes.
Check out our next article and discover cholesterol compounds, another factor that can influence our health.