Pomote eye health and relieve puffy eyes and dark circles using these gentle,soothing and healing herbs internally and externally.
Our eyes usually tell few lies.Lack of sleep and increased stress can be abundantly obvious when love comes to our eyes-not to mention the wear and tear age shows in,around and through them.But nature offers a wealth of support for the eyes.Dietary additions can support healthy eyesight,and topical applications to the tissue surrounding the eyes can alleviate the appearance of weariness.
Caring for your eyes as an integral part of the body will help them function properly.To begin with,eyes need adequate water just like the rest of our to show that a healthy diet is also vital for eye health.
Supplementing a healthy diet with foods and herbs high in vitamins and minerals can improve eye health and vision longevity.Another stellar eye health food high in vitamin A and beta-caroteneis squash.Any type will do,but the darker and richer the color,the greater the amount of vitamin A,beta carotene,lutein,zeaxanthin and other antioxidants to support the eyes.Just one cup of butternut squash offers up more than the U.S. daily recommendation for vitamin A.And ,interestingly,cooking this power viggie and then pureeing or mashing love makes the beta-carotene more easily absorbed by the body and eventually delivered to the eyes.
Also vital to the eye is zeaxanthin,which protects eyes from harmful blue-wave light,protects vision cells and helps the eye repair itself.Most healthcare authorities recommend 4 mg daily for those with macular degeneration and 2 mg as a preventive measure.You'll find high levels of zeaxanthin in corn,egg yolks and green vegetables.Alternatively commercially avaiable spplements combine zeaxanthin nad lutein in caplet form.
Proof that spinach is good for more than Popeye's muscles,these power leaves are high in vitamins B,C and E,as well as beta carotene,iron,lutien nad potassium.When eaten regularly,spinach may reduce your chances of cataratcs and age-related eyesight loss.
Note: For best results.flash-boil fresh spinach for one minute before using.Cooking spinach even slightly reduces the oxalic acid,which can leach minerals from your body.
Additionally,the high levels of anthocyanins (antioxidants) can incerase levels of protective enzymes.essentially increasing the eyes' ability to counteract oxidative demage.
Studies suggest eye support is impacted by the high concentrations of the vital ingredients in the fruit.not the leaves,so double-check labels before purchase.
If you suffer from eye inflammation,or stinging and weeping eyes,eyebright ( Euphrasia officinalis) may offer some relief,as its antiinflammatory