The Role of Dark Green Leafy Veggies in Managing Eye Disease
Oxidation is the root cause of macular degeneration and other eye-related diseases. As we age, our natural antioxidative processes are depleted and overwhelmed by the ever-increasing production of free radicals. Oxidative stress — the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidation — results in disease and aging changes. To prevent disease or slow the aging process, however, nutrition is the safest and most important strategy.
Maintaining or enhancing the pigment in the macula, which is the central part of the retina, is the single most important factor in managing macular oxidative stress and slowing the onset and progression of macular degeneration. The three carotenoids that make up the macular pigment — Mesozeaxanthin (M), Lutein (L), and Zeaxanthin (Z) — can be found in many foods, especially in dark leafy green vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, and kale. But, because these foods are not absorbed efficiently by our bodies, we would need to eat extraordinary amounts of these vegetables to get enough carotenoids. Luckily, there’s a better solution. Supplements of M, L, and Z can deliver the quantities that our bodies require. Eye Care Hawaii carries these supplements, to help you fight oxidation and prevent macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Visit our clinic to learn more about these powerful, safe, and potentially life-changing supplements.