Keeping Your Eye Sight Sharp: Healthy Diet Tips
Researchers have studied illnesses that affect vision and they have come up with dietary ways for “how to improve your eyesight”. Depending on the illness certain foods are recommended to help improve your eyesight. But more often there are more than enough benefit in implementing a single diet. Blindness is something many of us fear, but with a healthy diet blindness can be lessened or altogether avoided.
A healthy diet not only promotes total body rejuvenation but it also prevent and slow down cataracts that is one of the age-related diseases. Unfortunately, they cannot prevent cataracts that result from injuries to the eye or congenital cataracts but they may still help slow down the actual progression of those versions of cataracts.
Certain nutrients help with eye health in general and help slow down diseases of the eye. Vitamin C and E, Lutein, zeaxanthin can help improve your eye.
• Choose verges and fruits that have vibrant colors: orange, red and bright yellow.
• Any fruit is rich in Vitamin C but oranges, strawberries and grapefruits are rich with this vitamin.
• Choose red onions over yellow onions when cooking. Red onions have a higher content of quercetin, which is an antioxidant that fights cataracts.
• Oils and nuts can also help Vitamin E absorption: Examples are peanuts, safflower oils and almonds.
• Eating spinach, kale and leafy vegetables also boost your level of zeaxanthin and lutein.
Macular Degeneration Due to Aging:
ARMD, also known as age-related macular generation has a lot to do with your age It a diseased in the eye, particularly in the macula lutea cells. When you’re aging your cells becomes weak and vulnerable to certain disease. Blurred vision is the first sign of this disease which may result to total blindness if not treated.
Doctors recommend certain dietary measures to help prevent or slow down the disease:
• Mix blueberries and yogurt in a cup daily: Blueberries are naturally rich in antioxidant that drives away free radicals in your cell.
• East fish at least twice a week or take Omega-3 supplements derived from Krill fish.
• Take multi vitamins which can help reduce risks of disease.
• Eat your toast with Bilberry jam: Bilberries are the European version of the blueberry. Macular degeneration can be avoided when eating berries. A compound called anthocyanocide is present in berries and can boost the retina’s protection. There are also supplements that are derived from bilberries that you can avail.
This disease takes some time for the patient to feel the effect. It gradually damages the optic nerve that causes blindness. It is often not even diagnosed until it is too late for preventive measures. The build up of aqueous humor (the surrounding fluid of the eye) is the root cause of the Visiclear damage. It is not the aqueous humor that mainly causes the damage but the pressure that it builds up is the one that causes the optic nerve to shrink.
To prevent Glaucoma eat a lot of fruits and vegetables:
• Eating fish regularly can also help reduce the risk of Glaucoma. The best thing about animal based oil is that it is not synthesized and artificial.
• Do not eat foods that are rich in sugar and grains because it will increase your insulin level. Insulin is damaging to the cells of the eyes.
• Eat spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or raw egg yolks. These food are rich in zeaxanthin, lutein and carotenoids. Eating raw egg is way better than cooked.
We experience the world through our 5 senses. Protecting the eyes through diet is such an easy way to save our sight. There are farmer’s market and grocery stores anywhere that you can buy fruits and vegetables. Supplements can be found at grocery stores and vitamin shops.
There are those that cannot eat certain foods due to allergies. It is best to ask your doctor first before seeking for a nutrition alternative. But if worse comes to worse and a healthy diet might be too late, do not worry, doctors can still perform surgical operation to treat the disease.