Correct Poor Eyesight Naturally With These Tips
Of all the things that we take for granted every day, our eyesight is one of the most devastating to lose. Some people think that developing cataracts, macular degeneration, dryness of the eyes, or any other eye concerns is inevitable because it is just part of the aging process.
The truth is, poor diet and less than optimal lifestyle choices contribute to the loss of eyesight more than aging does. By adopting a healthier regimen and eating a plethora of nutrient-rich foods, protecting the eyes, and even healing of the eyes, is plausible.
Dark leafy greens, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers and egg yolks contain potent antioxidants like beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein — which defend against age-related blindness resulting from macular degeneration. Drinking freshly pressed carrot juice, at least twice per day, is an excellent habit that keeps eye problems at bay.
Foods high in sulfur, lecithin and cysteine are another helpful addition to the diet. Examples include garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, tree nuts, dairy, coconut and legumes. These edibles fortify the lens of your eye, thereby reducing the risk of cataracts.
Blueberries, black currant, acai and goji berries are chock-full of anthocyanin — a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that substantially improves eye health.
Coldwater fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel provide abundant essential fatty acids that help support cell membranes, which in turn, encourages sharp vision.
Additionally, vitamins C and E, along with the minerals zinc and copper, are useful in maintaining healthy eyesight. Citrus fruits, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are good sources of vitamin C, while tree nuts (especially almonds) are high in vitamin E and copper. Pastured beef, wild game and eggs are rich in zinc.
Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times.
Roll your eyes.
Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise.
Hold a pen at arm’s length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it’s about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all.
Massage your temples.
Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose.