HEALTH: Cucumber, The Best Cure For Your Eyes

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By Lizzy Adie

There are many kinds of eye problems that can affect us, some minor, others severe and may probably pose a treat to vision. Diet and regular upkeep are two important factors in taking care of your eyes. Eye Exercise can restore your sight. Your eyes are the window to the world. It’s important that you take care of them.
  Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, vitamin B,A,C and E, selenium and zinc. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good source of this especially yellow  orange foods such as carrots, yam, watermelon and tomatoes. Carrots, loaded with beta carotene are experientially helpful in maintaining healthy eyes. That’s because bete carotene is an antioxidant that reduces the risk of macular degeneration.
   Sweet potatoes and spinach round out the healthy options for maintaining good eyes. Both contain beta carotene, and spinach contains lot of vitamin C, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Make the sweet spuds into home-fries with a bit of olive oil, and make spinach into a tasty side of a delectable dip.
  Avoid wearing contact lenses for longer hours: This can cause permanent sight damage as well as extreme discomfort to your eyes especially 3-D glasses. Don’t sleep with your contact lenses in unless especially instructed to do so.your eyes needs regular supply of oxygen and lenses block the flow of oxygen to the eyes especially during sleep. Doctors recommend a normal period of break for your eyes during the night. Avoid wearing your contact lenses when swimming.
  Use cucumber on your eyelids: press cold cucumber slice gently against eyslids for 10 minutes before going to bed to sleep at night to prevent puffiness. Cucumber contain ascorbic acid and caffeic acid which prevent water retention. These compounds help explain why cucumbers are used throughout the world to treat inflammation and dermatitis.
  Try not to spend so much time looking at your computer screen, it may cause eye strain and dry eyes. People blink less when they are looking at a screen, causing drier eyes. Make a conscious effort to blink every 30seconds when you are sitting down and looking at your computer screen to combat dry eyes.
   Wear goggles when appropriate. Be sure to wear goggles or other eye protective wear when working with chemicals or any place with harmful airborne particulates.
   Exercise your eyes and also be sure to relax them. Do not read in dim light. Never put salt in your eyes,and don’t look into the sun directly or with a telescope. Do not rub your eyes too much as this can cause dryness of the eyes.