KFB’s Educative Friday is here again! Check out the last Educative friday here. For those who are in their 20s or 30s, they likely don’t spend much time thinking about their future eyesight.
Protecting your eyesight as you age involves some deliberate strategies that will help you prevent chronic disease of all kinds.
As we age we tend take steps to protect our physical health, however, we might only rarely pause to consider our future ocular health.
Below are natural tips to improve your eyesight
Following these steps by mercola below can help protect your vision now and in the future.
Normalize your blood sugar: Excessive sugar in your blood can pull fluid from the lens of your eye, affecting your ability to focus. And, it can damage the blood vessels in your retina, also obstructing blood flow. To keep your blood sugar in a healthy range, follow my comprehensive nutrition guidelines, exercise and avoid excess sugar, especially fructose.
Eat plenty of fresh dark green leafy vegetables:Studies have shown that a diet rich in dark leafy greens helps support eye health, and those with the highest consumption of carotenoid-rich vegetables, especially ones rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, had increased vision health.
Avoid trans fats: A diet high in trans fat appears to contribute to macular degeneration by interfering with omega-3 fats in your body. Trans fat is found in many processed foods and baked goods, including margarine, shortening, fried foods like French fries, fried chicken and doughnuts, cookies, pastries and crackers.
Avoid aspartame:Vision problems are one of the many potential acute symptoms of aspartame poisoning.
Quit smoking: Smoking increases free radical production throughout your body, and puts you at risk for less-than-optimal health in many ways, including the risk of decreased vision.