What materials our eyes need?

What materials our eyes need?
 

Hunger, weakness, constant thoughts about what to eat are the most common signals that it’s time to eat. After eating, not only our stomach, but all other organs feel refreshed. However, if you eat in a hurry, without any thinking about the quality of food, it is natural that some of your organs eventually will start running out of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances. The result is various diseases and health disorders.

What should be eaten to keep our eyes healthy as long as possible? According to medicine experts, to improve and strengthen the vision, to protect your eyes from its problems or slow down their progression, we must choose the proper foods and use vitamin supplements. 

Blueberries are rich in the active components that protect our eyes from the harmful environmental effects. It also helps to maintain the optic nerve nutrition what is very important for good vision. According to experts, blueberry extract is recommended for those who are constantly using computer, reading a lot or constantly driving a car.

Carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, are the materials that can be found in yellow, red and orange fruits and vegetables, egg yolk, green leafy vegetables or cereals. Remaining in ocular tissues, they slow down cataract and blindness processes, glaucoma progression, protect the eye from degeneration and act as a potent antioxidant – neutralize free radicals. Scientists have also calculated that the people living in Western countries receive only about 1.5 mg of lutein through the day, while the daily consumption of these materials should be at least 6 mg a day. People whose diet is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin can reduce the risk of developing eye problems by 22 percent.

Selenium and zinc are also very powerful antioxidants helping for our eye – selenium protects the eye tissue from the harmful effects of free radicals, slows down the skin dryness while zinc helps to absorb vitamin A and prevents the loss of vision in the dark. 

 

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