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A Guide To Healthy Eyes

Aug 18, 2007
Our eyes are the one of the most precious and complex organs we have in our body. Such organs are vital to help us perceive the world around us, that's why taking proper care of them is a serious responsibility. Could you even imagine what kind of world would surround us if we didn't have the sense of sight?.

With the advancement of science our world has changed, communication and data exchange has become an every day practice due to the internet and television but just like cars, which represent a great transportation commodity at the expense of global warming, being associated with monitors (computer and TV), for extended periods of time, can undeniably hurt eyes causing blurry or double vision.

As you may know these are common reasons for eye problems, but there are other factors which affect our eyes' health such as:

* Reading a book in a car while it is in motion which excite our eye's hypersensitive sensors.
* Keeping our eyes set on a particular target for too long can strain the muscles which position our eyes which can also damage our vision.
* Receiving a direct blast of cold air while our body is hot due to physical activity can also damage our vision.
* Using bad or outdated prescription lenses.
* Consuming 7 or more alcoholic beverages per week increases the risk of developing cataracts.
There are many ways to take proper care of our eyes, but knowing where to find and how to use antioxidant nutrients commonly associated with ocular health can be of great help.

Minerals such as manganese, zinc and selenium are known to help preserve good ocular health. They are found in plants some meats and seafood. Vitamins A-E promote healthy ocular cells, they can be found in almost all food sources we consume daily such as milk, eggs, orange juice, cranberries, grapes, vegetable oil, salmon, etc.

Lutein is also an extremely useful antioxidant related to ocular health, it can be found in products such as Kale, parsley, spinach, chicory leaf, red bell pepper, celery, romaine lettuce, scallions, broccoli, peas, pumpkin, corn, green beans, etc. Zinc also plays an important role and can be found in foods such as oysters which provide the highest amount of zinc compared to any other food, others include beans, nuts, fortified breakfast cereals, dairy products, etc.

Cataracts are a commonly known eye disease which grows blocking the eye's natural lens located behind the iris and the pupil which focuses light onto the retina. This decease can be prevented by consuming foods which provide healthy amounts of selenium, other foods which can help prevent this condition includes carrots, blueberry, apple, etc. Reducing or eliminating the consumption of foods which contain caffeine can also help reduce the risk of developing cataracts.

Decreasing the time your eyes are focused on the TV, computers, books and consuming the products mentioned above are great practices which will help you keep good ocular health.
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