Protect Your Vision with Healthy Nutrition

The health of our eyes becomes more and more important as we begin to age. From issues such as cataracts to glaucoma, ensuring that your body receives the vitamins and nutrients it needs may help to substantially lower your risks developing these issues as time goes on. We’ve put together a list of important nutrients to work into your diet to help your peepers stay pristine.

Vitamin E

Recent studies have discovered that adults who take multivitamins that contain Vitamin E may reduce their risk for developing cataracts by as much as 60%. Vitamin E serves as an antioxidant and combats free radicals in the membranes of your eyes as well as the membranes of your body. In studies involving progressive macular degeneration, research has also shown that individuals who supplement their diet with Vitamin E can lower their chance of developing advanced stage macular degeneration by 25%. Before you run out to get Vitamin E, as a fat-soluble vitamin, there is a risk of too much building up in your body so beware of high-doses. Here are a few sources to get your adequate daily allowance:

– Cooked Spinach

Just ¾ cup of boiled spinach has roughly 2.8 mg of Vitamin E, which is 15% of your daily allowance.

Note: The antioxidants, such as Vitamin E, in spinach are more bioavailable and readily absorbed when cooked.

– Vita-Slim Daily Multi-Vitamin

Vita-Slim are perfectly crafted to support the overall health of your body with a well-researched balance of vitamins in readily absorbable form. With over 100% of your daily Vitamin E, these multivitamins are a powerful ally to your eye health.

– Thermo-Boost Antioxidant Energy Drink

The unique blend of vitamins and antioxidants present in Thermo-Boost supply a healthy-dose of Vitamin E and many other eye-friendly ingredients. Mix up a glass of delicious Mandarin Orange or Citrus Green Tea today!

Vitamin C

Studies show that vitamin C is concentrated in the tissue surrounding the eyes and may be vital for healthy formation of capillaries in the eyes as well as preventing oxidative stress. Recent research has also discovered preliminary links between proper Vitamin C levels and prolonged proper functioning of eye cells. By increasing your daily intake of Vitamin C, you can help contribute to prevention of cataracts, degenerative eye conditions and keep your eyes feeling younger for longer. Some great ways to get more Vitamin C are:

– Thermo-Boost Antioxidant Energy Drink

With over 200% per serving of easily ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), getting adequate levels is as easy as mixing up a refreshing sweet drink.

– Slim-Repair Detox Shake

Our nutraceutical-grade shake is not only perfect for jumpstarting your weight loss, it is packed with over 27 vitamins and minerals perfect for supporting your health such as 300 mg of Vitamin C, nearly 500% of your daily requirement.

Lutein

Lutein is one of the most important antioxidants for maintaining eye health and lowering your risk for common eye problems such as macular degeneration. Of all the antioxidants, lutein has the highest amount of deposit into the macular region of the eyes making it the best option for helping to prevent oxidative stress and to potentially halt further progression of some forms of ongoing damage to the eye. Consuming adequate daily levels can lower your risk for macular degenerations by as much as 40%! Lutein serves as a UV shield of sorts by filtering out damaging wavelengths of light from the eye. While supplementation does exist, the best way to absorb lutein is through proper nutrition. Some common dietary sources of lutein are:

– Raw Kale

1 cup of raw kale added to a salad has 22 mg of lutein and easily falls within the acceptable daily amounts of between 6-30 mg.

– Boiled Turnip Greens

½ cup of boiled greens has 9 mg of lutein and makes a delicious addition to soups.

Note: Additional sources of lutein are broccoli, lettuce, oranges, okra, celery, peaches and many more.

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Additional Reading

-www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/vitamin-c
-www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3693724/
-www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/essential-fatty-acids
-www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition
-www.nei.nih.gov/news/scienceadvances/advances/omega

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