Want Sparkling Youthful Eyes? Check Out These 10 Sure Ways You Can Get Healthy Sparkling Eyes!Posted on 18 Sep 11:43 by Diana N Ahuche
Sparkling white eyes not only make you look good, they are a reflection of your health status. When your eyes are bloodshot, it could be deemed that you are ill, perhaps with liver weakness, tired from lack of sleep or stress, and/or poor diet.
Here are some helpful tips to help you achieve and maintain healthy sparkling eyes.
1. Eating a lot of green-colored vegetables is the best way to not only control age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal damage, cataracts, or glaucoma, but also putting the sparkle in your eyes. This is because green-colored vegetables 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, vitamins A, C, E, and K, folate, calcium, zinc, and iron. Lutein and zeaxanthin helps protect your eyes against the oxidation damage caused by the ultraviolet rays. Good sources include spinach and other leafy greens, cabbage, green peppers, broccoli, and cucumbers.
2. Loading up on white-colored foods with high concentrations of beta-glucans, EGCG (or epigallocatechin gallate, which is an antioxidant catechin usually found in green tea), SDG (or secoisolariciresinol diglycoside, which is an antioxidant seen in flax, sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame seeds) and lignans, besides other nutrients. White-colored foods include bananas, mushrooms, onions, garlic, turnip, and egg whites, as well as whole grains and fish such as salmon and tuna. Professor Julie A. Mares of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences says that a healthy lifestyle and diet, such as with low-glycemic-index whole grains, especially unprocessed whole grains can reduce the incidence of age-related macular degeneration by almost three times. The omega-3 fatty acids present in fish, such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), prevent aging and the development of eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, dry eye syndrome, and age-related macular degeneration. This is because the retina of the eye is mainly composed of DHA.
3. Consuming red-colored foods that contain lycopene, anthocyanins, ellagic acid, quercetin, and hesperidin, besides vitamin C and other powerful antioxidants, fights disease and gives you great sparkle in your eyes and a healthy body. Tomatoes top the list in red colored foods because of a very high quantity of lycopene. Other red foods include beets, apples, cherries, strawberries, red grapes, watermelons, red wine, and red onions. According to Dr. Mares-Perlman and his associates from University of Wisconsin Medical School in the USA, people with lower levels of serum lycopene were twice as likely to have macular degeneration of the eye compared to people with higher levels.
4. Binging on yellow and orange colored fruits and vegetables rich in beta-cryptoxanthin (a pro-vitamin A carotenoid), vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and other antioxidant phytonutrients. Increasing your intake of diets rich in carotenoid vegetables (or using some of our herbal remedies that are backed by science to help with eye health) can naturally help reduce the development of age-related or genetic macular degeneration which is responsible for the central vision necessary for reading or even driving. Eating foods, vegetables, and fruits high in vitamin C will help reduce the likelihood of cataracts manifestation. Excellent yellow and orange foods are apricots, carrots, lemons, mangoes, papayas, oranges, peaches, pears, and pumpkins.
Also, this is important news for smokers! A study in Rotterdam says smoking is one of the causes of eye macular degeneration (Source: The Rotterdam Study, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8859077)
5. Adding blue and purple colored foods to your diet, which bring with them lutein, flavanoids, anthocyanins, zeaxanthin, ellagic acid, resveratrol, quercetin, vitamin C, and proanthocyanidins. Fruits and vegetables that have high concentration of antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin have demonstrated significant positive result in slowing down the development or progression of dry macular degeneration. Blue and purple-colored foods such as blueberries, blackberries, raisins, purple grapes, prunes or plums, cranberries, eggplants, and purple cabbage are some examples of food to eat more of for better eye health.
6. Treating eyes to hot and cold water therapy. With a bowl of hot water ready – first rub a piece of ice gently over eyelids in a circular movement, and immediately follow this with a cotton ball dipped in hot water or splash it on the eyes. Repeat this hot and cold procedure 7-8 times. Not only do the eyes feel rested, they will sparkle.
7. Treating eyes to apple juice therapy. Grate fresh apples and squeeze the juice through a muslin cloth, then soak cotton pads in the juice and place on closed eyes. Relax for 15 – 20 minutes, and repeat as required.
8. To be absolutely confident of shining sparkling eyes, work on your system internally – begin with the most basic method –drinking enough water, a minimum of 1 liters a day, and drink a half cup of beet root juice to detoxify a sluggish liver, which can make your eyes tired.
9. Applying cucumber juice (just crush it) on the eyes will rejuvenate them and make them healthier.
10. Wearing sunglasses to shield your eyes from the glare of sunlight and dust to keep your eyes healthy.
We hope that you have learned healthy ways to achieve clean sparkling eyes. You got to take care of your eyes...your eyes.