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Improve Your Eyesight With A Glass Of Juice

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To combat vision problems, consume a mocktail of 2 branches kale, 1 orange bell pepper, 2 celery stalks, 1 beet with greens, and 3 kiwis. You can also choose other organic food juice combos that contain eye-nourishing nutrients (carotenoids, lutein, bioflavonoids, vits A, C, E) like carrots, oranges, pineapples, lemons, and apples. Reduce screen exposure and rest eyes for 5 mins after every 20 mins.

Recently, I went for my yearly eye exam and was in for a bit of a shock.

My vision had been giving me some challenges, but I wasn’t expecting my vision to have changed as much as it had.

I left the optometrist’s office that day with a new prescription and new contacts and ordered new glasses as well. My optometrist said there really wasn’t anything I could do to correct it, but, of course, I didn’t accept that answer.

As soon as I got home, the search began!

How Your Eyes Work

Our eyes gather, focus, and transmit light through a lens to create an image of our environment. The image is created on the retina, which is a thin layer of light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye. The lens of the eye bends, or refracts, light that enters the eye.

The cornea, which is a clear, transparent covering in the front portion of the eye, also contributes to focusing light on the retina. Nerve fibers extending back from the retina’s nerve cells come together behind the retina to form the optic nerve, a “cable” of nerve fibers connecting the eye with the brain.

The optic nerve transmits messages about what we see from the eye to the brain. Our eyes control the amount of light that enters the eye through the lens under various lighting conditions.

Generally, we need glasses to correct blurred or distorted vision caused by imperfections in the eyes’ focusing mechanism. But aside from wearing glasses or contacts, what can we do to help improve our eye health?

Eat whole, plant-based foods and juices of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Drink A Juice For Your Eyes

Juicing is a great way to get the vital nutrients from the fruits and vegetables into your body quickly.

Key Nutrients For Good Eye Health

  • Vitamin A
  • Provitamin A carotenoids
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Lycopene
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Bioflavonoids

We get those from a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and dark leafy greens.

Foods Necessary For Good Eye Health

  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Dandelion greens
  • Blood oranges
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • Guava
  • Kiwi
  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Oranges
  • Parsley
  • Bell peppers
  • Beet with greens
  • Celery
  • Lemons
  • Apples

When juicing, you also want to buy organic as much as possible to keep your toxin levels down.

Here are a few recipes to help you improve your eye health. If you don’t have a juicer, making a smoothie is another great option.

1. Vision Saver Juice

  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 beet with greens

2. The Vision Enhancer

  • 2 branches kale
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 beet with greens
  • 3 kiwi

3. Juice For Better Eyesight

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 3 carrots
  • lemon
  • dandelion greens
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 apple

Don’t stick with just these three recipes either. Get creative and experiment with different blends to see what you like the best. It’s good to mix it up so you get a wide variety of nutrients as well.

Along with adding more fresh, organic juices to your diet, you also want to limit computer time or time spent staring at electronics in general.

Give your eyes a break every 20 minutes and look outside to enjoy nature. Even just closing your eyes and letting them rest for about 5 minutes will help.

Katrina Anotado
Star Expert

Hi, I'm Katrina. I believe that the foods we eat and the products we use have a major impact on our health. I attended school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I studied with some of the world's top health and wellness experts including Dr. David Katz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Geneen Roth. While at school, I was introduced to the amazing benefits of essential oils. Now, sharing essential oils along with other lifestyle changes is what I love to do! The end result is to do your best and not strive for perfection.

Katrina Anotado
Star Expert

Hi, I'm Katrina. I believe that the foods we eat and the products we use have a major impact on our health. I attended school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I studied with some of the world's top health and wellness experts including Dr. David Katz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Geneen Roth. While at school, I was introduced to the amazing benefits of essential oils. Now, sharing essential oils along with other lifestyle changes is what I love to do! The end result is to do your best and not strive for perfection.

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