in this article, I’m gonna share with you five proven eye health tips that both improve eye health and prevent eye disease so let’s take a look. hey everyone and welcome in Ayclan that helps you learn about the eyes vision and finding the best vision products so if you new here to the channel and you like taking care of your eyes then hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss any of my future posts also remember at any point you can always check out additional information and links in the description below about anything that I mentioned including things I may forget. so I want to make this article just to share a couple of eye health tips that are proven in the literature that actually show benefits for eye health and preventing future eye disease – tip number five coming in at the bottom of the list is actually to watch your cholesterol levels and to decrease your saturated fat intake it’s not really big medical news that hearing a high elevated level amount of cholesterol and saturated fat in the diet isn’t good for you but it’s certainly not good for the eyes either there are studies that suggest having elevated amounts of cholesterol and eating high amounts of saturated fats actually contribute to the development of age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration also having higher amounts of these levels in your bloodstream also contribute to other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure both of which actually contribute to different retinal diseases within the eye.
Not only are other diseases like diabetic retinopathy which can cause blindness hypertensive retinopathy from high blood pressure that can hurt the eye as well as actual cholesterol plaques that get released from this cholesterol getting stuck in your arteries can actually get all the way up to the eye and cause a stroke within the eye that we call a Hollenhorst plaque.
That means decreasing the amount of foods in your diet that have elevated amounts of bad fats such as fast food or processed meats including high-fat dairy products such as milk butter and cheese could not just be beneficial for your whole body and heart health but also for the eyes this is actually compounded again by having a decreased body mass index so getting out exercising watching you eat is associated again with less eye health issues we’re tip number five is to decrease the bad fats in your diet tip for is to increase the good fats in your diet namely omega
- fatty acids in case you haven’t heard omega
- fatty acids are considered the good fats that we find in some natural food sources such as oily fish like salmon.
As well as from some vegetable sources including nuts and seeds there’s even an algae based supplement that I’ve found that you can actually take as an alternative to taking fish oil capsules as a supplement now there’s a whole lot of omega- debates on how omega- fish oils could help with heart health or joint health or even neurological brain health there are a lot of documented studies that show support that omega- fatty acids can help with dry eye symptoms as well as preventing retinal disease what’s really interesting is that research studies have consistently shown that people who eat a diet with higher amounts of omega- s in them have decreased risk of developing age-related eye diseases such as that macular degeneration as well as people with diabetes in fact a recent study found that people who had omega- s higher than their diet and diabetes not only developed diabetic retinopathy less but people who did develop it it wasn’t as severe and people who needed treatment for it responded better to the treatment that’s some amazing support for having omega- s in your diet and even if you’re not diabetic there is a lot of evidence supporting that omega- s are good for your eyes and your whole body as well tip number three is to eat more foods with high levels of antioxidants in them that is namely fruits and vegetables the high levels of powerful antioxidants that are found in foods like fruits and vegetables often contain high amounts of vitamin C vitamin E zinc zeaxanthin as well as a very powerful eye nutrient called lutein these have all been found to be very beneficial for the processes inside the eye to keep the eye healthy and prevent eye disease mainly because we are constantly looking at everything around our world that means the light is actually entering the eye and causing the photoreceptors within the retina to turn over and constantly regenerate and that requires a very high amount of metabolism and a faster working.
metabolism causes more amounts of reactive oxygen species with antioxidants basically negate in fact there’s actually eye diseases like
macular degeneration where its standard of care for eye doctors like my to prescribe vitamins because it helps those diseases so much so yes just as
you’ve probably heard throughout your entire life eat your fruits and veggies tip number two is to consider taking some sort of eye vitamin supplement if
you’re somebody who doesn’t like eating fruits and vegetables and you can’t really stomach eating oily fish like salmon then perhaps taking some sort of
supplement is the best option for you there’s many different vitamins you can find in the market if you go to the store you’ll probably be overwhelmed by the amount of options that you have for eye vitamins in general you’ll probably see ones with the words a reds written on the side that sense for the age-related eye disease study those are all large scale studies that basically proved and found the benefit of using a vitamin supplementation for diseases.
like age related macular degeneration if you’re somebody who’s never been diagnosed with a disease like that you probably won’t have much benefit from taking that specific formulation but there are different vitamins out there to supplement for your eye health I personally take an eye vitamin every day from I promise called.
I promise restore which is more formulated to prevent age-related eye diseases mainly by increasing what’s called the M pod which stands for macular pigment optical density it’s really the amount of structural support pigmented layer in the back of the eye by taking these vitamins you increase the amount of that pigment and that helps prevent aging eye disease mainly by preventing damage from high-energy light that we get from the Sun and digital devices I personally still think it’s best to try and eat healthy foods and get all of your nutrients naturally instead of
supplements but I still think it’s a good option for those who maybe are concerned or have higher risk for retinal or eye disease.
But I do also want mention if you’re considering taking some sort of vitamin supplement make sure you talk to a medical professional in your area to make sure that it is right for you now my number one tip for improving eye health to preventing eye disease is something that I know a lot of people are not going to like to hear and that is to quit smoking and that is because cigarette smoking and tobacco use in general is associated with higher risk factors of developing eye diseases such as macular degeneration again a blinding eye disease that people get in theirs and beyond.
Development for things like dry eyes uveitis a bad inflammation inside the eye as well as a condition called thyroid eye disease so if you have any sort of thyroid problems for yourself or in your family smoking very greatly exaggerated problems with your thyroid.
But the reality is it’s really no big news that smoking can cause a lot of problems in your entire body I mean it’s written warning right on the side of the box but I do know that quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you can do and I do encourage you to reach out to a medical professional in your area in case you can get medication from them or counseling services that they could recommend so that they can help you quit and if you were a friend or one of your family members maybe need some extra motivation on how to quit smoking.
My friends’s posts dr. karthik raman on he does a really great job of explaining and really motivating people for quitting smoking so if you’d like to check that out I’ll hook that up again in the description below so wild question of the day which one of these tips was your favorite or do you have any other eye health tips of your own go ahead and comment in the section below let me know what you’re thinking alright everyone thanks for watching if you like the article give me a big thumbs up subscribe for new if you’d like to see another article in my entire series about eye health and retinal disease go ahead and click or tap the screen up over here to the side or if you’d like to see another cool article from dr.
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