Eyes are beautiful; they come in so many different colors and variations, are windows to the soul, and are key to your health. In this brief clip for Health Saturday, we discover that the eyes can reveal high blood pressure and diabetes. What really gets me excited, beyond this cool new information, is that an eye (specifically the iris) looks like a mini universe. Beautiful and detailed, it’s significance blows my mind. Stay healthy and Enjoy!
Lutein and zeaxanthin are molecules that act as antioxidants that protect the retina and macula of the eye from oxidative damage from high-energy light waves. As the high-energy light waves enter the eye they excite electrons that can cause harm to the cells in the eye, but before they can cause oxidative damage that may lead to macular degeneration or cataracts lutein and zeaxanthin bind to the electron free radicle and are reduced rendering the electron safe. There are many ways to ensure a diet rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, the best of which is to eat dark green vegetables including kale, spinach, broccoli and turnip greens.
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