Nearsightedness is a common vision problem affecting millions and millions of people worldwide. It occurs when you can see objects clearly up close but your long-distance vision is blurry. This vision problem is due to the fact that you are looking at objects much too close and for long periods of time.
Farsightedness, the opposite of nearsightedness, is another common eye problem that occurs when you are clearly able to see objects far away, but have difficulty with objects up close.
The normal treatment options for both of these vision problems are eyeglasses, contact lenses, and corrective surgeries. Yes, they do successfully help many in their vision problems, but they do not resolve their vision problems, nor do they improve their vision.
Important nutrients to overcome myopia include calcium, fluoride, selenium, magnesium, chromium, vitamin D, and vitamin C. yogurt, milk, beans, or cottage cheese to your regular diet.
Eating a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, and other healthy choices can help support your overall eye health. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain small amounts of naturally occurring fluoride.
Magnesium is also excellent for nearsightedness and general eye health. It helps in relaxing the smooth muscle in our eyes, as well as repairing protein. Eat almonds, avocados, brown rice, cashews, lentils, peanuts, spinach, and whole wheat bread.
Selenium can be obtained by eating brazil nuts, fish and seafood, such as tuna, salmon, sardines, and shrimp, brown rice, eggs. Chromium is another nutrient that regulates your eye pressure. Include onions and tomatoes and in your daily diet..
Vitamin D provides corneal health by reducing eye inflammation and sharpening your vision. Vitamin D is easy to obtain by eating plenty of tuna, fortified milk, eggs, fortified orange juice, yogurt, cheese, beef liver, and by getting some sunshine daily.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant against the damage of free radicals. Therefore, it is crucial to eye health because it helps the body produce and preserve connective tissue and maintain healthy blood vessels. The cornea in the eye contains collagen, a connective tissue, which receives nutrients from vitamin C -rich fruits and vegetables. The small, fine, blood vessels found in the retina are called capillaries, which carry oxygen and nutrients to the eyes. Eat plenty of citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli, sweet green and red peppers, and tomatoes.
The other natural ways to improve nearsightedness and farsightedness are eye relaxation and eye exercises. However, they are effective only when you are diligent and persevering in practicing them. To know more about all natural ways to improve vision and eye health, visit my site and my book: Vision Self-Healing Self-Help.
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