Healthy eyes

Besides improving my eye-sight with a healthy diet and a daily portion of green smoothie I am probably, or should I say definitely, protecting myself from age related eye diseases.

Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) conducted by the National Eye Institute in 2001 and 2005 looked for possible benefits of Nutrition on Macular Degeneration. Results of the these studies showed a halting or slowing of macular degeneration through consumption ofvitamins A,C,E, antioxidants and omega-3 fats.

Most of the nutrients such as omega-3 fats and lutein and zeaxanthin are present in green, leafy vegetables.Simple and delicious way to get all these greens is to make a green smoothie and drink it daily.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Ingredients for good health

Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, cartenoids: beta-carotene, astaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin; flavonoids, flavones, apigenin, tangeritin, isoflavones, isoflavonoids, phenols, polyphenols, resveratrol, phenolic acids, ellagic acid, salicyclic acid, curcumin, silymarin, xanthones, capsaicin, oxalic acid, phytic acids, citric acid.

The list of beneficial health compounds is growing every year. You can buy them as tablets, capsules, or softgel caps from well known supplements stores or online webshops. You can also find all these antioxidants, just like the researchers did, in fruits, vegetables, beans,  nuts, seeds, spices and herbs. By eating these everyday you will help your immune system and your body to stay healthy.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.