Boost eye health with natural supplments
In our present of world of packaged foods, carbonated drinks, chemically preserved food stuffs and of course laboratory manufactured medications, all of which have major or minor effect on the general health of the body and in-turn affect the functionality and well being of the eye.
Do you know we can utilize natural supplements and fresh fruits to reduce the risk of developing diseases or prevent ( eye diseases) such as cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy and the likes. The eyes depends on anti-oxidants and vitamins to keep itself healthy.
According to Hippocrates (5th century BC). He said “Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food”
Here are selected types of eye disease and some natural supplements that can help prevent the development of such diseases.
- Cataract – eating fruits and vegetables rich in anti-oxidants like Vitamin A, C, E, selenium and glutathione. Examples includes – Avocado, Mango,Carrot, Blackberries, Eggs, Spinach, and Melons.
- Glaucoma – consuming high levels of vitamin C and B12. Examples include Beef liver,Low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese.
- Macualar Degeneration – Vitamin A, E, the Carotenoids (betacarotein and lutein) and the amino acid, Taurine (found in egg whites), Other examples include – Carrot, grapes, spinach, orange juice,Red meat, Chicken, Fish, Seafood, Eggs.
- Diabetic Retinopathy – Vitamin C along with Alpha Lipoic acid, Bilberry and other bioflavonoids, other examples include – Tomato, Green Peas, Spinach, Broccoli.
Generally, eye and brain health can be improved by the 2 major groups fatty acids namely – Omega -6 ( Linolenic acid) fats and Omega-3 ( Alpha-linolenic acid) fat.
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