The second most complex organ of the body is the eye. The brain is the most complex organ, but a good percentage of the brain is dedicated to vision. The eyes are working from the moment you open them in the morning up until you close them at night. Hundreds of thousands of messages are sent to your brain throughout the day. Your eyes deserve to be kept in good condition. Here are a few tips to ensure good eye health:
Eat the right food
Carrots are good for your eyes mainly because of a vitamin called beta carotene. As a part of a healthy diet, carrots provide some of the nutrients needed for eye health. Try and eat a diet high in Vitamin C and E, Zinc and Omega 3 (vegetables, fruit, sea food et al) you are less likely to suffer from eye disorders such as age related macular degeneration.
Rest your eyes regularly
Using computer screens for long periods of time can be slowly straining your eyes causing them to become tired. Regular breaks from computers can prevent eye fatigue and also reduce the likelihood of developing certain eye conditions. Regular blinking also gives the eyes a brief rest and moisturises them stopping them from becoming dry and tired.
Early detection of eye diseases
Some eye diseases are hereditary so it is very important to know your families history of eye health. Families with a history of conditions such as cataracts, age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy have a high risk of developing these diseases, so early detection and regular eye checkups are essential. Many of these disorders are age related with a greater chance of your eye health declining the older you get. Intervention as early as possible can increase the success of treatment and recovery. If you do have problems with your eyes or show any symptoms of pain, any change in vision or headaches, seek medical advice immediately. Keep in regular contact with your optician especially as you get older.
Give up smoking
Smoking is bad for your health, period. It also has a bearing your eyes. If you smoke, or have smoked, you are far more likely to suffer from eye problems than people who haven’t.
You are what you eat – and this has an impact on your vision, especially in future years. By regularly eating the following foods, researchers have found that vision-related diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration (a leading cause of blindness) could be prevented. In some cases, vision can actually be enhanced, particularly night vision. These foods are rich in some super compounds that benefit eye health.
Top Vision Foods
Blueberries – one of the best antioxidants (compounds that deter cell damage) which strengthen capillaries for healthier eyes and veins
Bilberry – related to blueberries, the bilberry is an herb that also strengthens capillary walls within the retina, help with night vision, and can delay the progression of retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary eye disorder that starts with night blindness and ultimately results in total blindness
Carrots – these have always had a reputation as being “good for the eyes”
Corn – corn contains the powerful antioxidant zeaxanthin that combats age-related eye disorders
Leafy, dark green vegetables such as kale, Swiss chard, collard greens and spinach – great sources of lutein, another eye-protective antioxidant.
Omega-3 – from seafood, orange, yellow and dark-green fruits and vegetables may also avert eye disease and deter macular degeneration
Kiwis, Grapes, Orange Juice, Mangoes
Celery, Yellow and Red Peppers, Okra, Peas, Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Avocadoes, Plums, Pumpkin, Brussels Sprouts, yellow and red peppers, broccoli, peas, Romaine lettuce, Brussels sprouts, celery, pumpkin, okra, plums – provide protection from macular degeneration
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