Your eyes allow you to see the world. Unfortunately, their precious essence is underestimated. Although one of the main causes of eyesight-loss is due to aging, there are many lifestyle choices that you can make that either reduce or increase your chance of suffering from macular degeneration,like staring in the computer or any other gadget in the house. Such ‘activities’ exhaust our eyes and worsen age-related issues. What you could do is introduce some lifestyle changes that you can easily make by adding certain foods to your diet. Here are some of the foods that can help prevent macular degeneration. Follow these three tips to sharpen your own vision so you can see your way to a future of longevity.
For ages, in various cuisines of the world, garlic has been used as a key ingredient, for its unique aroma and flavour. Nevertheless, besides culinary uses, Garlic, the “Wonder Drug”, possesses various medicinal and healing properties; hence, are widely used for their therapeutic benefits, especially in countries like India.
A recent study conducted by the Harvard Medical School has suggested that lowering levels of cholesterol may help reduce the risk of developing age related macular degeneration. This is due to the fact that, in age-related macular degeneration, fat deposits build-up under the retina, which causes blurring or blindness to occur in the centre of your field of vision. According to the study, 23 patients with age-related macular degeneration were given high doses of Lipitor, a drug that reduces cholesterol levels. In 10 of those patients, the fat deposits under their retina disappeared and they experienced improvement in vision clarity.
This is when garlic comes into play. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, eating even half a clove of garlic per day can significantly reduce total cholesterol levels. This is due to the fact that the compounds that are present in garlic prevent cholesterol synthesis.
Garlic can interfere with the ability of platelets, small fragments that congregate at the site of injury in the blood vessels, to stick together. Drugs that have this effect often are called blood thinners, although garlic doesn’t thin blood but rather acts as an anticoagulant (they prevent blood from clotting, which can lead to excessive bleeding that can occur spontaneously or after injury).
Bear in mind that regular eye check is the best prevention of vision issues. Early detection is always the best prevention. In that way you will prevent any significant loss of vision.
Garlic does miracles for your cardiovascular health. Considering that it is a strong antioxidant, garlic can decrease triglycerides and total cholesterol. In numbers that would be 5-15%. Its antioxidant power prevents plaque buildups, which are held as responsible for clogged arteries.
Blood Pressure Reduction
Garlic also works well on your blood pressure. Allicin in garlic affects the function of angiotensin II. It is a tiny protein that contracts blood vessels.
To sum up, garlic is an all-purpose remedy, and it can help you prevent macular degeneration. Given that it is a natural remedy, garlic does not cause any side effect that occurs as a result of synthetic drugs. Eat more garlic to keep your eyes healthy for longer. Add it to your soup, stew and salad. Remember, eating your food raw brings