Alkaline Water and Eye Health
Grandma, what big eyes you have! All the better to see you with, my dear. Eyesight is one of our five senses and it’s an important one. It’s pretty safe to say that many of us have poor eyesight. Some of us have been wearing glasses since childhood and some are starting to realize that you can’t read that small print in a book. Unfortunately, vision usually worsens as we age. Here are some tips on keeping your eyes healthy for many years to come.
Eat the right food
Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc and vitamins C and E may help diminish age-related vision problems. Foods containing these nutrients include:
- Green, leafy vegetables
- Salmon, tuna and halibut
- Eggs, nuts and beans
- Oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits
Too much exposure to UV light leaves you more susceptible to macular degeneration and cataracts. Be sure to pick a pair that blocks at least 99% of both UVA and UVB rays.
Look away from the computer
It’s important to give your eyes a rest, especially if you’re staring at a computer screen all day. Eyes become fatigued and your vision may begin to get blurry. Try to follow the 20-20-20 rule; every 20 minutes look 20 feet ahead of you for 20 seconds. Go ahead and do it now. We’ll wait.
Antioxidants and Eye Health
Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, Director of the Water Institute of Japan, writes, “There is no substitute for a healthy balanced diet, especially rich in antioxidant materials such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and other foods that are good for us. However, these substances are not the best source of free electrons that can block the oxidation of healthy tissue by active oxygen. Water treated by electrolysis to increase its reduction potential is the best solution to the problem of providing a safe source of free electrons to block the oxidation of normal tissue by free oxygen radicals.”
This means that one of the best ways to keep your eyes healthy is to drink antioxidant-rich ionized alkaline water fresh from a water ionizer machine.
Here’s looking at you, kid!