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Introduction to healthy eating in order to maintain and enhance the health of eyes

17 March 2017 / by Matic Ozebek

Nutritional rich and well balanced nutrition is one of the most necessary conditions which must be ensured for the proper functioning of the human body. When we talk about influence of healthy food on human health, we have to think about the basic building unit of our body, that is human cell. Human cells can be healthy only if they are well supplied with basic nutrients, oxygen and water. In order to provide before mentioned conditions for healthy cells we also need healthy cardiovascular system, which is necessary for transport of nutrients and oxygen to cells and removal of waste products out of the cells.

Before we start talking about healthy nutrition that have beneficial effect on eyes, we have to look up into the eye anatomy and physiology of different body tissues that are included in anatomy of a human eye.

The human eye is constructed from the following tissues:

  1. Muscle tissue (striated muscle and smooth muscle)
  2. Sensory cells (photoreceptors on retina)
  3. Nerve tissue (optic nerve)
  4. Connective tissue

Important part of human eye anatomy is also water that represents almost 99 % of vitreous.

Each of these body tissues requires certain nutrients that enable their normal functioning, growth and renewal.

Most important nutrients for strengthen and maintain the health of your eyes are vitamins (β-carotene (vit. A), vit. E, vit. C, folic acid, B-complex), minerals (iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium), ω-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and water. It is also important that diet do not include larger amount of sugar and trans fatty acids, which can lead to various health problems with eyes.

More information about nutrients and their role in strengthening and maintaining healthy eyes follow in the following publications.

Written by Peter Jantol

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HEALTHY SPRING!

15 March 2017 / by Matic Ozebek

Despite the snowy storms in the NE United States, we are undoubtedly fast approaching spring time. As the days start getting longer and the outsides warmer, we start thinking more about our health in general. While there are many blogs and websites that can help you with individual aspects of health, we will be focusing on our website on the elements that effect our eyes – and since they say that »Eyes are the gateway to our souls« – we can learn a lot about our health just by looking and examining the eye. It shows possible issues, deficiencies, as well as reflects (un)health lifestyle in general.

Throughout March and April, we will be publishing articles that will help you lead healthier life – both for your general health, as well as for the health of your eyes. We will be touching upon the importance of nutrition and how its ingredients affect the eye health. Additionally, we will share some eye health tips on all our platform and some eye health challenges in which you will be able to participate.

We are starting tomorrow with first blog post about nutrition and eye health – an introduction in a series of blogs! As the U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics puts it: »Put your best fork forward!«

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