An era, politely speaking. changes in which we spend our lives, throws us unpleasant surprises. We rush for some symbols of success, forgetting about our health. We do our job as we have to, not really thinking about what it will turn out to be for other people, but for some reason we are sure that someone will take care of our health, and even in a convenient package.
We sat comfortably in the chairs of the offices to move to the couch in front of the TV in the late afternoon. Scientific and technological progress allows – we use. enjoying information flows from all over the world, from all areas of science, even shopping we do without leaving home. Nature does not keep up with scientific and technological progress, our eyes are a product of the evolution of a species that received visual information about objects in reflected light. People did not need the direct rays of the Sun, they just burned the retina of the eyes. And nothing has changed, the light source continues to destroy the retina now. Tv screens, computers in this sense differ only in the intensity of the luminous flux, i.e. act similarly, but slower and their effect on vision is noticeable only when doctors begin to discuss a sharp drop in vision at an increasingly young age.
Pharmaceutical companies, of course, immediately offer solutions. Without really understanding anything, we buy some dietary supplements to protect and prevent vision. Anthocyanins of blueberries (sounds), and then who likes what more.
Let's try to think a little and figure it out.
According to the creators of tablets for vision, one of the important components for good vision is lutein (who to read – well, can safely buy in a pharmacy).
As you know, vision is directly related to the "yellow spot", located in the center of the retina. Here the content of lutein and its derivative – the pigment zeaxanthin – is important. These chemicals perform two functions:
– shielding, which consists in the absorption of the blue-violet spectrum of radiation;
– neutralizing – antioxidant effect on the structures of the retina of the eyes.
Scientific studies conducted since 1985 suggest that lutein deficiency can lead to irreversible consequences in the structure of eye tissues.
On the other hand, there is an increased activity of UV. related to the reduction of the protective ozone layer of the atmosphere.
Our need for information, our all-knowing screens and monitors, as mentioned above, is the third factor in favor of increasing the diet of lutein.
Natural sources of lutein are: spinach greens, parsley, basil, leeks and green onions, fresh vegetables pumpkin, cabbage (primarily broccoli), bell peppers and hot chili peppers, asparagus, corn, cereals (primarily flax), peas and other legumes, rose hips, mulberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, currants, as well as persimmon fruits, tangerines, oranges. avocado, kiwi, mango, papaya.
For the assimilation of lutein, fats are needed, and its breakdown is facilitated by sodium, which in table salt is super sufficient for the daily norm. Not useful for the eyes sweet, floury and fatty – the eyes are part of the body.
For a healthy retina, you also need zinc, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, E, C.
Zinc is included in oysters, and, what is pleasant for the wallet, in pumpkin and sesame seeds, nuts, beans, cocoa, lentils, cow's milk and eggs.
Omega-3 and omega-6 prevent cataracts, participate in the synthesis of vitamin A, prevent dry eyes.
Omega-3 and omega-6 are found in fish, seeds, nuts and flaxseed oil.
Vitamin E normalizes eye pressure, protects against cataracts and macular dystrophy. Contained in Vitamin E deficiency is replenished by products such as nuts, vegetable oil: sunflower, cottonseed, saffron, corn, margarine, sunflower seeds, almonds, peanuts, milk.
Vitamin C takes care of the capillaries, which is especially important if the whites of the eyes are covered with a red mesh of burst red blood vessels. In addition to blood vessels, vitamin C protects against ultraviolet radiation and helps the eyes absorb vitamins A and E.
Vitamin A, it is he who underlies the belief that carrots are the best remedy for visual acuity, in fact, the most important condition for night vision, corneal moisture and protection against infections.
Vitamin A is found in chicken eggs, butter, cheese, cottage cheese, orange vegetables and fruits.
Scientists say that vision problems are primarily associated with heredity, in second place is nutrition. If we can only know heredity, then we can change nutrition.
Eat 4-5 times a day. Each time, eat a vegetable or two, a fruit or a handful of berries. Choose from a list of foods rich in lutein.
At least 2 times a week, eat fish rich in omega-3.
Include sesame, peanuts, hazelnuts in the diet, dress salads with linseed oil, use flax flour when cooking.
Reduce the amount of salt, therefore, in your diet will be less salami, sausages, ham and salted fish.
Reduce in your diet rolls, wheat pastries, pasta, sausages, fatty meats, smoked meats, fatty sauces, canned food, semi-finished products, salt. sugar, coffee, soda, cigarettes.
Use spices from different countries, rich in lutein and vitamins A, E, C. For example, old Russian cuisine involves "salting" with cornflower.
Drink, but try to limit tea, coffee and other caffeinated beverages, they bind water. Water is especially important in dry eye syndrome.
After 2-3 weeks of such a diet, you will notice improvements in vision, fatigue, the disappearance of the red mesh on the proteins, an increase in shine, but we are counting on a preventive action that allows you to see perfectly for many years, looking with joy at the 21st century and the changes that it makes in our lives.