Sudden drop in temperature makes me wear layers of clothes. However, no matter how much you wear, there is one part of the body you can never cover: your eyes. Every time I go out, I can't stop shedding tears from freezing cold. Sometimes, my friends ask, "Why are you crying?" "What's wrong?" Nothing is wrong. It's just too cold. Coming indoors makes my body warm and relaxed, but the dry air adds up fatigue in my eyes. This worsens when I stay in front of the computer for hours at work. A good friend of mine from Korea gave me a vitamin that is good for eyes, but I wonder, what are some foods that help us keep healthy eyes? Let us figure out the vitamin-rich color foods (yellow, purple, green foods) that prevent aging of our eyes.
Among many foods, yellow corn is the most representative foods that is a great source of lutein. It helps reduce people's risk of developing cataracts. Another primary source of lutein is egg yolk. In one study, researchers found that lutein levels increased by 26%, while zeaxanthin levels increased by 38% when subjects ate one egg per day. Yolks are also a natural source of vitamin D, which may reduce the risk for ARMD.
Green leafy vegetables are packed with carotene that changes into vitamin A, which is known as the "vitamin for eyes." Also, green leafy vegetables are abundant in vitamin B, which helps relax and decongest the eyes. Theyare the best bet in not only controlling age related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal damage, cataracts or glaucoma. This is because calorie for calorie they are the most concentrated form of nutrition dense foods that contain antioxidants (substances that protect your body against the damage caused by free radicals), lutein, zeaxanthin, beta- carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, folate, calcium, zinc and iron besides dietary fiber. Good sources of greens include spinach and other leafy greens, broccoli, cabbage, green peppers and cucumbers.
◆ GO PURPLE: Removes Fatigue in Eyes!
Blue and purple foods bring with them luteins, flavanoids, anthocyanins, zeaxanthin, ellagic acid, resveratrol, quercetin, vitamin C, and proanthocyanidins. Blue and purple foods such as blueberries, blackberries, raisins, purple grapes, dried prunes or plums, cranberries, eggplants and purple cabbageare powerhouses of vitamin C, which has been shown to reduce the risk of developing oxidative stress, which can cause macular degeneration and cataracts.
While reading the articles, I can't help but notice that the above-mentioned fruits and vegetables have similar properties with Biocera's Antioxidant Alkaline Water. Just as the fruits contain antioxidants that protect your body against the damage caused by free radicals, when you drink a glass of Antioxidant Alkaline Water, it begins to fight malignant matters that bring aging and oxygen free radicals in our body. Use the portable Biocera Antioxidant Alkaline Stick and drink the fresh, clean water whenever you want to stay healthy. We should note that eating the right food is important but one should never neglect the importance of water not only for our eyes, but also for our overall wellbeing!
Source: Health Chosun, Medindia.net
Translated and Edited by BIOCERA Staff in New York
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