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Vitamins For Your Eyes

4 Jul

Eyes are one of the most hard-working parts of our bodies. Their significance in our lives is invaluable. Our very understanding and appreciation of the world comes from our vision, for which, the eyes are solely responsible. We, in turn, owe it to ourselves and to our eyes, to provide proper nourishment, so they stay healthy. That Vitamins are essential for our eye health is a largely known fact. But what other foods, are good for our eyes?

  1. Zinc is an essential requirement for the eyes. While that may sound a bit odd, there is a reason our mothers insist we had yogurt. One of those reasons is that yogurt is a great food source for Zinc. Without Zinc, the protective pigment called Melanin is not produced in sufficient quantities. So dairy products, meats and beans are a must

  2. Green leafy vegetables are a big prerequisite, because they prevent eye-diseases. With the Lutein they generate, leafy vegetables and eggs slow down the degeneration of eyes, preventing illnesses such as cataracts.


  3. Another highly recommended eye food is anything rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids. They too help arrest the aging process of the eyes, and keep them young & active. The best sources of Omega 3 Fatty Acids are fish such as Salmon, and fish oil.

  4. Next up is foods rich in Vitamins. Vitamins give our eyes the strength and fortification they need, to prevent disease and stay strong in the face of the bodily wear and tear. Nuts, almonds, sweet potatoes; there are many foods that are a great source of vitamins

  5. And finally, there is the age-old favorite – the carrot. Something that one has heard grandparents, parents, doctors, and even popular culture talk about constantly. Carrots give us beta carotene, an anti-oxidant vital to the health and longevity of eyes and their muscles.

Our eyes are our most powerful tools. They let us see the beautiful world, to see our loved ones, to learn, to appreciate, and to be human. Treat them with care and with the food they rightly deserve!

Your Eyes Need Attention

27 Jun

What are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” – Groucho Marx

 

Sums it up perfectly! Eyesight is unquestionably the most vital sense that we possess. It is eyesight that gives us a correct perspective of the world around us, by interpreting shape, colour, and dimension. It may be a cliché, but our eyes are our only window to the world.

They perform a myriad of irreplaceable tasks. Reading, watching television, learning, communicating, working – our daily lives are defined by the way we see things. Its health then, is something that is non-negotiable. We have to take care of, and pay attention to, them. We have no choice, for without the ability to see clearly, we’d literally be at a loss. So, what are some of the basic things one can do, to take care of one’s eyes?

  1. Nourishment – On a regular basis, and at a fundamental level, one has to eat right. Eat right in terms of the essential foods and ingredients the eyes need to be healthy: Vitamins, and Omega 3 Acids, through foods like fish, nuts, green vegetables, and so on.

  1. Protection – The eyes, like any other organ, need protection. Use UV protection eyewear when out in the sun, and don’t expose them to extreme lights.

  1. Rest – Eyes tire. We don’t realize it, but they are constantly working for us, and they need their share of rest.

  1. De-stress – Not just rested, the eyes need to be exercised in order to detox them. Just like our stomachs, the eyes, too, can be put through a series of simple exercises that relax, refresh, and rejuvenate them.

  1. Medical Check-Up – Every once in a while, on a predetermined but regular schedule, have you eyes tested by an opthalmologist.

Our eyes give us not only the power to see things, but as a result of that power, the ability to make decisions. We must treat them with the utmost care and attention. Any discomfort or uneasiness must never be ignored. After all, the only reason we know as much as we do, and we do as much as we can, are our eyes!

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