Posted tagged ‘eyes’

Health for your Eyes !!

April 29, 2008

Regardless of their shape, size, or type, fatty foods may be bad for your eyes. With this exception: nuts! Yes, eating nuts at least once a week may help protect your peepers from vision-stealing conditions like macular degeneration.

Scientists discovered that people with agerelated macular degeneration (AMD) could slow down the disease by eating one or more servings of nuts a week. Makes sense. The supernutrients in nuts — vitamin E, copper, magnesium, fibre, and resveratrol — all help protect against blood vessel problems that might contribute to AMD.

Not so nuts about nuts? Here are some other options: Go fish! Turns out eating fish, like eating nuts, may have a protective effect against AMD progression. It’s also good for warding off this eye syndrome. Be cool. Wear your shades. It protects your eyes from UV rays and helps keep them healthy. Hit the road. Simple exercises like walking may be good for your eyes. Bulk up. Your diet, that is — with these other friends of eye health. Rely on four special nutrients to help reduce your risk of a common eye problem by up to 35 per cent. Good sources of these nutrients: fresh produce, nuts, fortified cereals, and supplements



GET NUTTY: Eating nuts at least once a week may help protect your vision

Benefits of Cucumber !!

March 26, 2008


Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumber is a great folk medicine used to reduce heat and inflammation. It can be eaten raw, pickled or used in cooking. This cool fruit is popular among women because it is normally used to help treat tired eyes. Cucumber can be used for skin problems because of its diuretic, cooling and cleansing property It helps to heal a range of illnesses – including lung, stomach and chest problem, gout, arthritis and tapeworm
To reduce heartburn or sooth acid stomach, drink fresh cucumber juice. The same applies for people suffering from gastritis or ulcer.
To reduce swelling and soothe the eyes, place a cucumber slice over closed eyes.
Cucumber juice, when taken daily may help to control cases of eczema, arthritis and gout.
But keep away from pickled
cucumbers. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, because of pickling, the cucumber has lost most of its vitamin. Second thing is, pickled cucumber is also high in sodium. So You don’t want to get sick, do you? The regular intake of cucumber juice is very useful both internally and externally. Cucumber can claim to be a water body as it has 90 per cent water. It is known to be a cooling agent due to the water in it.


Prabhu Sivaraman.