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Jan 17, 2010

protect your eyesight

Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," my mother used to
tell me. As a child, I didn't realize how true this statement was.

We all know proper nutrition and diet are key elements in
maintaining a healthy body. But did you know that certain
nutrients can actually reduce your likelihood of becoming
blind through eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and
macular degeneration?

Research also indicates that low levels of certain nutrients in
your body can affect your everyday visual clarity, especially
your night vision.

For example, whether she knew it or not, there was a reason your
mother used to pile those carrots on your plate. Carrots contain
a carotenoid called beta-carotene. Your body converts
beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is an anti-oxidant.
Anti-oxidants such as vitamin A are essential to eye health.

*Carotenoids are pigments in plants that provide red and yellow
*Beta-carotene is a carotenoid. It is contained in carrots and
 other food sources. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin
*Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant that is very important to the
 health of the eyes.
*An antioxidant is any substance that prevents or impedes cell
 oxidation (destruction) by free radicals.

Vitamin A:

  • helps your eyes adjust to light changes
  • moistens the eyes, which can enhance visual acuity
  • has been shown to prevent the forming of cataracts
  • has been shown to help prevent blindness from macular
  • degeneration-the leading cause of blindness in the world

Our monthly Protect Your Eyesight newsletter had an article last
February detailing all of the most up-to-date research on
supplementation for optimal vision health. The article discussed
three other key nutrients that many people don't know play a
crucial role in the prevention of vision loss and overall eye

You can learn all about these important nutrients inside the world-
renouned Vision for Life program.

Just visit Protect Your

Until then, to your vision


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Posted: Sunday January 17, 2010, 5:28 am
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