Rabu, 17 Oktober 2012

Essential Nutrition for the Eyes

If you only rely on carrots for healthy eyes, it's ancient. So beautiful and glowing eyes, to prevent disease and delay the use of glasses at a later date, the consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Not just the orange, but also red, yellow, green. Not enough vitamin A for the eyes we need a variety of nutrients.


- Lutein and zeaxanthin

Numerous studies have shown that both types of antioxidant carotenoids entry group was able to reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases, including cataracts and AMD. No wonder the latter lutein and zeaxanthin increasingly popular as a nutritional eyes.Sources of lutein include peppers or yellow peppers, mango, spinach, broccoli, cabbage. Zeaxanthin can be obtained from orange bell peppers, broccoli, corn, lettuce, spinach, sour fruit, juice, and eggs.

- Vitamin CThis vitamin can reduce the risk of cataracts and slow the progression of AMD and visual acuity loss. Many are in guava, oranges, spinach, bananas, apples, tomatoes, papaya, pineapple, broccoli, strawberries, peppers, kiwi, and cantaloupe.


- Vitamin ECan protect eye cells from free radical damage. Sources of vitamin E include almonds, peanuts, sweet potatoes, spinach, mustard greens, papaya, asparagus, peppers.


- Essential fatty acidsHelps maintain the nervous system, giving energy to the cells and enhance the immune system. Omega-3 is essential for good visual development and retinal function. Sources of omega-3 fish such as salmon, tuna, snapper, mackerel, bleary, sardines, oysters, soy, tofu.


- ZincTras mineral is also called helper molecules. Important role in the transport of vitamin A from the liver to the retina to produce melanin, a protective pigment in the eyes. Zinc is highly concentrated in the eye, especially the retina and choroid, the vascular tissue layer under the retina. The source of beef, lobster, shrimp, eggs, salmon, milk, yogurt, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, oats.


- SulfurHelp keep the lens remains strong. Can be obtained from garlic and cabbage family vegetables.

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