Written by: Kat Gal
Did you know that there’s a National Sunglasses Day? Seriously, there is a day for everything.
Take a selfie with your favorite sunglasses and a green juice, post it on Facebook or Instagram and tag us at #organifi.
Sunglasses are not only trendy fashion accessories, but are also necessary to protect your eyes from UV damage from the sun. But there are many other ways to protect you eyes year round besides wearing sunglasses. Read on for 6 powerful tips on how to protect your eyes.
6 Tips To Protects Your Eyesight:
#1. Eat Well
As does everything, eye health starts with food. Nutrients like lutein, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins C and E are particularly good for your eyes and can prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.
Foods that are beneficial for your eyes include:
- Leafy greens, like spinach, kale and chards
- Carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato
- Oranges and other citrus
- Nuts, seeds and wheatgerm
- Salmon, tuna and other oily fish
#2. Quit Smoking
Believe it or not, smoking is not only bad for your lungs, but can also damage your optic nerves, leading to cataracts and optic degeneration.
#3. Wear Sunglasses
Quality sunglasses can protect your eyes from damaging UV rays up to 99-100%.
#4. Wear Safety Eye Wear
If you are playing sports like hockey, lacrosse or other sports that can lead to eye injury, or work with hazardous or airborne materials for your job or during home remodeling or art projects, always protect your eyes with safety eye wear.
#5. Take Breaks From Your Computer
Always being on your computer (and other screens, like your phone, tablet, etc.) can lead to blurry vision and eye strains. Protect your eyes by avoiding glare, maintaining good posture and taking plenty of breaks.
#6. Get Regular Vision Tests
Visit your eye doctor yearly. Make sure that you wear up-to-date prescription glasses and contact lenses.
If you follow these steps, you can ensure better eye health for longer.
Remember, step one - nutrition! It is the most important element in protecting your health, including your eye health. Try this delicious smoothie with eye protecting ingredients.
The Best Green Smoothie For Your Eyes
- 1 cups fresh spinach
- ½ cup fresh kale
- 2 carrots, including leaf tops
- 2 cups of water
- 1 ½ bananas
- 1 lemon
- 2 oranges
- 1 scoop of Organifi Green Juice
- 1 tsp of turmeric powder OR the content of 1 or 2 Organifi Daily Turmeric capsules
- Optional for protein: 1 scoop of Organifi Ultimate Protein
Instructions: Blend all ingredients in your blender. Enjoy.
This green smoothie is superpowered by leafy greens, carrots and citrus to protect your eyes. Our Organifi Green Juice Powder adds extra vitamins, minerals and antioxidants through superfoods and supergreens. Our Organifi Daily Turmeric brings you bonus anti-inflammatory benefits. If you are looking for a filling smoothie with more protein, add some Organifi Ultimate Protein to the mix for the benefits of high-quality plant-based protein.
Drinking this smoothie will bring you fantastic health benefits that your entire body will thank you for.
How will you protect your eyesight this summer? Do you have any eye-friendly recipes to share? We would love to hear your ideas and try them out.
No juicer? No problem! Organifi Green Juice is a carefully selected blend of 11 different superfoods including turmeric, spirulina, lemon, mint, moringa and more. It was formulated for busy women and men who are looking for a way to super boost their health and support their lifestyle without spending a lot of time or money in the kitchen. Try it today!
About The Author
Kat Gal is the creator of Long Distance Relationship Help (http://longdistancerelationshiphelp.com/), a site which offers tips, tools, inspiration and resources to create a successful and happy relationships, no matter where in the world you may be. She knows from personal experience that love is possible despite the miles, you just have to navigate your way around it. She is passionate about the world and finds her creativity outlet as a writer and educator. You can follow her on her website and her Facebook page.