Eye health is a vital aspect of your health care that deserves special attention due to the fact that every activity that we partake in this life is visual. When we think about maintaining healthier eyesight it is very rare that we ever think that there is any connection between the health of our digestive system and the health of our eyes. Our body’s systems do not function in isolation from one another. However, each system has connectivity. Take for example, if your digestive system is not working efficiently, then, your foods, vitamins and minerals will not be absorbed properly. Also, your body will not be able to utilize the nutrients in your food in such a way that the visual system could benefit from them and improve your eyesight. Therefore, here are some reasons why your digestive system and your visual system is connected. Additionally, here are some suggestions as to what you can do to improve your digestive health to improve your eyesight.
There is a connection between digestion in terms of consuming the proper nutrition and improving eyesight. This is due to the fact that our eyes require the right nutrients to function in an efficient and healthful manner. The visual system will not be able to utilize these essential nutrients properly without the proper digestive support and nutrient uptake from digestive enzymes.
This is also due to the fact that poor digestive support and lack of nutrients can lead to the development of various eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Poor digestive support of nutrients means that your eyes are not getting the maximum benefit from your foods, vitamins and minerals. This means that a lack of nutrients are being absorbed by the visual system which can lead to problems such as poor nutrient absorption, poor circulation to the blood vessel in the eyes and an increase in inflammation in the eyes.
Therefore, how can you improve digestion so that your visual system gets the maximum benefits from your nutrition for better eyesight and good eye health? Here are some suggestions to help you to accomplish that goal:
This can be done by replenishing your body’s production of digestive enzymes that help to increase the breakdown and absorption of foods in your digestive tract:
1 Cut back significantly on processed foods as these can deplete your body’s production of digestive enzymes.
2 Incorporate into your diet raw foods. This is due to the fact that foods that are cooked or heated above at least 116 degrees Fahrenheit kills digestive enzymes. Therefore, eye care practitioners recommend eating raw vegetables and mixed salads as a means by which to replenish the body’s production of digestive enzymes.
3 You can take a digestive enzyme supplement to increase your body’s production of digestive enzymes. This is available at your neighborhood health food store.
4 Eat a variety of enzyme rich foods such as sprouted seeds and legumes. This is due to the fact that sprouting increases the level of enzyme production in foods. Some examples of foods that are abundant in enzymes include avocados, mangoes, kiwis, grapes, pineapples, raw honey, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil to name a few.
By: Joel Travers King