Sunday, July 8, 2012

EYES- VITAL FOODS AND TIPS FOR HEALTHY EYES. RAW FRUITS AND VEGGIES DRINK AND SALAD MIX. GET RID OF EYE BAGS .


EYES- VITAL FOODS  AND TIPS FOR HEALTHY EYES

RAW FRUITS AND VEGGIES  DRINK  MIX/  SALAD MIX

GET RID OF EYE BAGS 
Eating more fruits and vegetables can help protect against eye disease and help your overall health. * Research supports this. 
To keep our eyes healthy, we should eat foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals. These vitamins and minerals are called antioxidants. Antioxidants help keep our cells and tissues healthy.

LIST OF FOODS RICH IN
ANTIOXIDANTS FOR EYE HEALTH
Antioxidants Related
to Eye Health
*Eggs, kale, spinach, turnip greens,
collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli,
zucchini, corn, garden peas, Brussels sprouts.

 Lutein and
Zeaxanthin

*Red berries, kiwi, red and green bell peppers, 
tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, and juices made
from guava, grapefruit, and orange.

Vitamin C
(ascorbic acid)
*Vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables,
sweet potatoes, avocados, wheat germ,
and whole grains.


Vitamin E
*Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, eggs,
and green leafy vegetables.


Vitamin A and
Beta carotene
*Salmon, sardines, flax seeds, soybeans,
and walnuts.


Essential Fatty acids
*Red meat, poultry, oysters and other
 seafood, nuts, dried beans, soy foods,
milk and other dairy products, whole grains
and fortified breakfast cereals.
Zinc
link here.      
Antioxidant for eyes  - prevents age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and other eye diseases. 
The highly  pigmented fruits and veggies have more concentration of antioxidants…and best eaten in raw form.
Cooking , freezing and drying  takes away the nutrition by degrees.
Cold water fish (sardines, cod, mackerel, tuna.) with excellent DHA (Dicosahexaenoic acid) provides structural support to cell membranes, and is recommended for dry eyes, treatment for macular degeneration (AMD), and sight preservation.  
Vegetables with Lutein, a yellow pigment, protects the macula from sun damage and from blue and ultraviolet light.
Studies have shown that oral administration of lutein, or eating spinach, can increase the level of lutein in the retina. This is especially important for AMD.

-Eggs are rich in cysteine, sulfur, lecithin, amino acids and lutein. Sulfur-containing compounds protect the lens of the eye from cataract formation.

-Garlic, onions, shallots and capers  are also rich in sulfur, which is necessary for the production of glutathione, an important antioxidant for the lens of the eye.

-Soy- Low in fat, rich in protein, contains essential fatty acids, vitamin E and natural anti-inflammatory agents.

-Fruits and vegetables The yellow/ orange vegetables wit carotenoids, such as carrots, cantaloupe, apricots and squash, are important for daytime vision.

-Fruits and veggies with anthocyanins (red/ blue color) such as eggplant, blueberries beets, red cabbage and grapes. (but not cherries and strawberries)
Anthocyanins help improve night vision. A cup full of blueberries, huckleberry jam, or a 100 mg bilberry supplement should improve dark adaptation within 30 minutes.

-Vitamin C is an important structural component to strengthen capillaries and build collagen. It maintains the shape of the eye cornea. Vitamin C is the second most common antioxidant in the lens, and prevents cataracts from developing, whether due to sunlight exposure or oxidative stress.

-B Complex vitamins These vitamins are necessary for nerve function. The --retinal receptor cells send all their messages through nerve fibers into the optic nerve, and into the brain.
B-12 is especially important, as it is the most common deficiency in elderly individuals.

--Nuts and berries These are nature's most concentrated food sources. Grains, such as flaxseed, are high in the beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower cholesterol and stabilize cell membranes.

-Virgin olive oil This is a mono-unsaturated oil, and is a healthy alternative to butter and margarine. 

-Alpha Lipoic Acid is a very important nerve stabilizer and is helpful in diabetics, and in patients with glaucoma, to protect their remaining optic nerve fibers.

-N-Acetyl Cysteine needed for  the production of glutathione. Glutathione is produced and released by the liver, is a major antioxidant in the lens of the eye.

-Magnesium is important in nerve conduction and it dilates blood vessels, maintain blood flow to the eye and brain in the case of  AMD or diabetes.

-Gingko biloba This herb has been used for millennia for eye and central nervous system problems. It increases circulation to the back of the eye and for AMD treatment.

LIVER, THE KEY ORGAN FOR THE EYE

The liver is the key organ for the eye, since all the fat soluble vitamins and glutathione are stored there. The B vitamins are activated in the liver. The eye is subjected to bright light throughout the day and the important ingredients for repair are stored in the liver. When the liver is overburdened, eyesight will be compromised.

RECIPE_ You are at liberty to combine any of the raw veggies and fruits above to make a drink or 
To prepare as raw salad with any salad dressing of your chice with some parmesan

GET RID OF EYE BAGS
Get plenty of sleep. Sooth the eyes and reduce the swelling which creates eye bags, maybe  by the usual warm teabag or cucumber.

To soothe the eye area- Put a teaspoon in the fridge until cold (around 3-6 mins) 2. Gently roll the back of the spoon over your closed eye. 3. Hold for 5-15 seconds.


To fade dark circles from under your eyes with grated potatoes. Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase, which is a skin lightener often used in cosmetics. 
Mash potato or cut into paper thin slices and apply it directly to the area beneath your eye for about 20 minutes and rinse.
If there is blackness and swelling then you might be allergic to something you ate.
Mix ground coffee with a few drops of water and gently rub it under your eyes
Dinking water like 8 glasses a day  is proven to remove eye bags


A spice named Fennel seed (jintan manis)

Fennel may be an effective diuretic and a potential drug for treatment of hypertension.
In the Indian subcontinent, fennel seeds are also eaten raw, sometimes with some sweetener, as they are said to improve eyesight.
The ancient Romans regarded fennel as the herb of sight. Root extracts were often used in tonics to clear cloudy eyes. Extracts of fennel seed have been shown in animal studies to have a potential use in the treatment of glaucoma.

As you can read in my comment box, Balvinder Ubi used fennel seeds for her eyes, thanks Balvinder for such a great tip.

49 comments:

  1. Great post dear,lots of information about healthy food and for healthy eyes,thanks for sharing..Have a great day.

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  2. again very informative to me. oh! that panda eye remover may work for me.

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    1. thanks rina..panda?..hmmm have a nice day

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  3. Dear Wan, I've shared an award with you for all these informative posts. Please come by and pick it up :)

    Illuminating Blogger Award

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    1. thanks ambrren for your kind thoughts..congrats to you too and have a nice day

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  4. Hi CV,
    My eyes truly need some care, just realised the bags starting to develop! What a refreshing article - will try all the tips here.

    BTW, just posted article on Cocoa (Plantation Life)with pictures taken during my stay in the Plantations/jungle...@

    http://woman724.blogspot.com/2012/07/plantation-life-8-cocoa-malaysias-is.html

    and linked inside your website articles on Cocoa.. with permission please?

    Cheers

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    1. hi katrina, you are given blanket cover permission to link to my blog any write up or pics... or extracts. have a nice day.
      love your plantation life series

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  5. Another vital organ we should take care of. Thanks for sharing this useful post!

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  6. here is everything regarding eye health...liver is the key organ for eye was a good information, good tips on eye bags too :)

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    1. hi sobha, i lerant a lot too. have a nice day

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  7. Great tips Maznah and I do need those for my eyes, not so much for the bags but for the dark circles. I do eat plenty of veges and need to add some you have stated here.

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    1. thanks nave, all the best to you. have a nice day

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  8. Hi wan, I love this particular post, as I have dark circles thanks to all the stress! I must follow your tips..beauty tips eh? when r u visiting me here?

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    1. hi doc, cant go spore just yet.. thanks for the several invitationsw and have a nice day.

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  9. Thank you for all these great tips, Lately have noticed puffy eyes I thought it was because of intense heat, will increase my water and greens and try the potatoe too.

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    1. hi dear , thanks, have a nice day and i sure love all your punch recipes- outstanding

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  10. thanks for sharing with us... very useful guide.

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  11. Thanks for sharing so much information in each and every post..

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    1. thanks to you too shobha and have a nice day

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  12. Where health is concerned, it's vital to know which particular food is good for our organs. Thank you for sharing in details the benefits of food and this time, something that can make us women beautiful! :)

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  13. Great list of food rich with antioxidants; fresh fruit and veggies are THE BEST!

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    1. thanks jasna for the tips- i do agree with you. have a nice day

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  14. I love to read about eye health as it is most important one. You always does a great job.

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    1. thanks swathi, glad you appreciate my posts. have a nice day

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  15. Lot of information, dear. You know, 25 years ago when my eye sight got weak I started eating healthy diet and fennel was one thing which I ate a lot,in fresh and dry form to strengthen my eye muscles. I wear glasses but even after so many years my number is stable.

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    1. hi balvinder, simply love this tip. i have added to my main post at end of page. have a nice day dear

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  16. Hi ,

    Amazzzzing !!!

    Great informations with easy tips !!!

    Keep on Dear ...

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    1. thanks punitha and glad to know you. have a nice day

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  17. Very interesting read...definitely gonna add some of these in my diet!

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    1. hi rosh, thanks for your sweet comment and have a nice day

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  18. Very informative post, thanks for sharing.

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  19. Hi Wan, this is so cool and really beneficial for us!:) Thanks for sharing, it's a must read post..:) Muaaaaaaaahhhh!!!:)

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  20. Wow! Very informative post. I've never heard of using potato to remove/fade dark circle under eyes. This is a new and interesting fact for me. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice day :)

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  21. hi nash, thanks and have a nice day too

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  22. Good information here. Thanks for sharing. I have used a couple of soy protein powders and quite liked them.


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  23. MashAllah thx for sharing.

    Please can you send me the first fruit picture in this post thanks..

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  25. Thanks to this article and I really love this post. Fruits can only prevent some illnesses for the eyes. It is much better if you had some scientific treatment and not only natural remedies. Like me I'm a photographer and a journalist and I'm taking care of my eye so much by not just eating healthy food for the eyes but also taking Revplex which reduce and remove dark circles in my eyes.

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    1. Hi Mark, many thanks for your visit, glad to know you. Thank you for the great tip on Revplex

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