Top 10 nutrients that can save your eyes

Good nutrition, proper rest and special remedies are the basic essential things to improve our eyesight. Excess sun light, cheap make-up products and over usage of eyes can harm eyes.

We have collected a list of good nutrients which plays an effective role to help restore your eye sight.
1. Eating raw carrots in form of salads provides nutrients like phosphorous, iodine, calcium and beta carotene. All these work very well for the eyes. Beta carotene help you out from  a haze or glare  vision.

2. Amla also known Indian Gooseberry is possesing one of the richest source of natural vitamin C. It is used as powerful antioxidant agent that also boosts immunity.

The Amla, taken with honey, is useful in preserving eye sight. It will also be beneficial in the treatment of conjunctivitis and glaucoma. It reduces intraocular tension in effective manner.

3. Cut slices of cucumber and place each on eyes. The cooling effect relaxes your eye muscles.

4. Blue berry or bilberry is a very helpful product for eyes, it contains “anthocyanosides” which sweep away free radicals. It protect the retina and improves night vision, reduces cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Combination juce of blue berry, cucumber and lutein is very effective for eyes.

5. Zeaxanthin and Lutein are enrich of yellow-orange pigments are called “carotenoids” which also impart color to leafy green vegetables, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, papaya and corn. Carotenoids can quench free radicals and lower your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

6. Zinc is an important mineral required by all cells in the body, zinc helps strengthen the cells of the eye.

7. Fish oil contains powerful compounds 'omega 3′ that can effectively prevent macular degeneration and other eye problems. Fish oil combined with hyaluronic acid help create more lubrication and can protect against Sjogren’s Syndrome.

8. Ginkgo biloba can protects the optic nerve and the retina. Particularly helpful for diabetics and people with multiple sclerosis. But be careful about the excess doses, it enhances the effect of blood-thinners.

9. Include diets which are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin A is essential for good health of your eyes. It can be obtained from milk cream, soya beans, oranges, butter, cheese, fresh tomatoes, and dates. Green leaves especially spinach is a good source of Vitamin A.

10. Diets rich in vitamin A, vitamin B complex, C and iron help in production of RBCs and improve eye sight. Spinach is an excellent source of these nutrients.

Experts believe that natural pigments are good sight saver, and they claim that if can add colour fruits and vegetables, like blue berry, amla, carrot, cucumber etc. into your daily diet, then your vision will improve within a short period of time.

Source: AyurvedicCure and marconews


2 Responses to “Top 10 nutrients that can save your eyes”

  1. Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. Says:

    As people continue to live longer, the incidence of eye disease such as macular degeneration is on the rise. These types of debilitating eye diseases rob people of vision, and can result in individuals losing their independence.

    It is believed that the visual system requires up to 25% of the nutrients we take into our bodies in order to stay healthy. Impaired circulation and/or poor absorption of nutrients can significantly contribute to eye disease. Regular exercise and management of emotional stress are also critical for maintaining health.

    Eye conditions/diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and may others can be responsive to specific nutritional supplementation, a number of which are described above.

    Eye conditions/diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and may others can be responsive to specific nutritional supplementation

    For example. there is a great deal of peer review research now showing the vision can be preserved through a proper diet and specific nutritional supplementation, and that macular degeneration is a nutritionally responsive eye disease.

    The recent B vitamin study showing that those that supplement with B6, B12 and folic acid have a significant lower risk of getting macular degeneration is one of many studies proving macular degeneration to be a nutritionally responsive eye disease.

    Archives of Ophthalmology recently published a meta analysis on omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake and its effect on the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
    This study identified 274 abstracts, 3 prospective cohort, 3 case-control, and 3 cross-sectional studies.

    Using quantitative methods, a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a 38% reduction in the risk of late AMD. Fish intake (2x per week) was associated with reduced risk of early and late AMD.

    More omega-3 and AMD specific studies need to be conducted to further investigate omega-3¹s effect on AMD.

    Ref: Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(6):826-833.

    Essential nutrients include lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, taurine, gingko biloba, lycopene, vitamin A, E, zinc, copper, selenium for example, that can help both prevent the onset of eye disease such as macular degeneration as well as help preserve vision for those with macular degeneration.

    Daily eye exercises also help maintain healthy vision. For a demo of 3 great eye exercises by Dr. Grossman, one of the Country’s leading behavioral optometrists, go to []

    For more information on nutrition and macular degeneration and related research studies, go to Natural Eye Care for Macular Degeneration []

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