Taking care of your eyes
Eyes are organs that detect light. Eye care is better than eye cure. So do take good care of your eyes. This can be done by taking in lot of vitamins especially vitamin A into your diet. Other diets that are rich in minerals are also good to eyes. People who smoke are nearly seven times more likely to develop AMD, the number one cause of significant vision loss in peaople over 50. Quitting now can reduce the risk. Brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables are great for your eyes. Choose foods rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, zinc, and lutein. Eye healthy foods include melons, citrus fruits, carrots, spinach, kale and eggs.
Proper eye health care helps slow down the processes associated with ageing such as macular degeneration. It also decreases the likely hood of premature vision loss through strain, disease and accidents. Vitamins A, E, and C all appear to offer benefits for overall eye health. Vitamin E plays a role in the reducing the risk for macular degeneration and cataracts; finally, vitamin C reduces pressure in Glaucoma, slows age related degeneration and provides resistance to cataracts. It appears that vitamins are a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight the effects of oxidation that contributes to the destruction of health tissues.
Minerals and supplements can make a tremendous impact on eye health. Minerals help the body metabolize vitamins. They also help the body balance nutrition and hormones. Zinc and Selenium can help prevent many diseases including those that affect the eyes. Zinc can be found in red meat, oysters and wheat. Lutein is plentiful in spinach and collard greens. Bioflavonoids are found vitamin C rich foods. Carotenoids also convert substances from these foods into vitamin A that provides antioxidant protection. Omega-3 fatty acids such are found in seafood’s are also excellent for eye health, and they are rich in antioxidants.
Wear a hat with a brim and choose sunglasses that provide at least 98 per cent protection from UV. There are many diseases, disorders, and age-related changes that may affect the eyes and surrounding structures. Certain diseases such as dry eyes, eye twitches, astigmatism, dark circles and puffy eyes might be causes by many factors such as obesity, diabetics, exposure to ultraviolet light, smoking, certain medications such as steroids, and many other factors. Wear eye protection. When playing sports or working with power tools, use safety glasses or goggles.
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