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Living in a technology-focused world has taken its toll on eye health. While interacting with technology is unavoidable, practicing preventive eye care is not. Here are a few simple, natural remedies that will help keep the world in focus, your sight sharp and outlook clear.
From dry, irritated eyes, to headaches, eye strain, and blurred vision, to cataracts and macular degeneration, the list of eye-health issues goes on and on. Despite many eye-health issues there's a lot that you can do to help support eye health naturally, especially when it comes to nutrition. Nutrition is one of the best defenses when it comes to eye health. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables; supplements like bilberry, eyebright, and sea buckthorn; and highly nutritious Genesis Today "superfruit" juices available at Sam's Club can assist with healthy vision and help you to see things a little more clearly.
Take the acai berry for example; this tiny purple berry naturally contains omega fatty acids. Fatty acids are the building blocks of health and help support eye health by playing a protective role. Omega-3 fatty acids are actually required for the makeup of the eye itself, so it's no wonder that they play a role in supporting overall eye health.
Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids can help ease dry eye, eye strain, protect the eyes from sun damage and other various eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration. In fact, in 2004, the FDA publicly recognized the health benefits of DHA and EPA omega fatty acids in the diet for healthy brain and eye function and noted that a deficiency in DHA can lead to poor vision and decreased function of the retina.
Resveratrol is a protective plant compound and powerful polyphenol antioxidant found in the skin of grapes, red wine, cranberries, pomegranates, blueberries and other natural sources. Resveratrol supports heart health and antioxidant levels, but research also indicates that resveratrol may also help support healthy vision.
A couple of recent studies done by the Inonu University Medical Faculty and Turgut Ozal Medical Center in Malatya, Turkey as well as a study done by The Ohio State University on the effectiveness of resveratrol on eye-related deterioration and other degenerative ailments, demonstrated promising evidence. The research suggests that resveratrol may inhibit and potentially reverse cataract development as well as age-related macular degeneration and retinal diseases.
Goji berries are another great superfruit that helps support eye health. Goji berries naturally contain lutein and beta carotene, and are one of the richest sources of zeaxanthin, all of which are carotenoid antioxidants that help support eye health. Goji berries also contain more beta carotene than carrots, and eating beta carotene-rich foods like carrots, help support healthy vision.
Consider making these simple changes to your diet in order to promote better eye health. The steps you take today are key to keeping your future sharp, and your world 20/20.
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About the Author: Dr. Lindsey Duncan is a Certified Nutritionist and Naturopathic Doctor with over 40,000 hours of clinical experience. He is also a trusted leader in the natural health industry since 1983, when he began bringing the superior, customized nutrition he had been giving his celebrity clients to everyone in America. Dr. Lindsey is now CEO of Genesis Today, which is taking the nutritional power of superfoods into Sam's Clubs and other stores nationwide.