Ancient cultures knew the value of all fresh foods they ate, and what to do with them. As fish consumption for a better view. Unfortunately, this way of seeing things with an eye on nature has been discarded and forgotten.
Today, we have all these categories of individualized study being looked at by very intelligent people. But we are not as smart as we think. People who interpret information often do not apply wisdom.
And his attempts to outwit nature have predictable problems.
Vitamin A was first isolated and studied by modern science vitamin. And until recently, it was a current board just to take vitamin A for the eyes.
Then we discovered a natural vitamin precursor called beta-carotene. Pick up any formula of multivitamins today and see beta-carotene. But that proved not to be a complete solution, either. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, and can protect their own photosystem – his eyes -. Turning to vitamin A. The problem is that if your body has enough vitamin A, it will not convert beta-carotene
Today, we are finding other carotenoids that are not only better than vitamin A, but better than beta-carotene. In fact, they are up to 100 times more potent.
So it’s a good thing that we are so smart now, and we do not just recommend pure vitamin A or beta carotene pure as the total solution. Because what we really need are these other carotenoids … right?
Not so fast …
My instinct is that we are only catching a very thin slice of that pie. The truth is that we will find a lot more things next year or in ten years.
What we learn from this is, the first thing you should do is get the proper nutrients in as close to its native form as possible , instead of obtaining them in a way refined or processed.
You’re always better off eating whole foods like wild fish to get a baseline eye nutrients. Because their eyes are dependent on good nutrition, balanced, like the rest of your body does.
If you give your eyes the building blocks and maintenance materials that need more, you can reverse many of the common symptoms of vision loss. And it can also prevent the leading causes of blindness -. Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration or macular degeneration
Macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye problem related to age. It is a disorder of the nerves of the retina. This disorder causes loss of sight. AMD is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly.
Researchers at the National Eye Institute found that not only are the carotenoids or vitamin A that helps protect your eyes from fish. DHA, one of the omega-3 fats found in fish, is compatible with the nerves of the retina. His study looked at over 4,500 people 60-80 years old and found that people who ate 2 servings of fish high DHA week were 50% less likely to develop than those who did not eat fish. 1 [19459006AMD]
Another study by the Harvard Schepens Eye Institute found that DHA in fish protects you from dry eye syndrome. When a person’s eyes do not produce enough moisture, dryness can damage the cornea.
The study followed more than 32,000 people. Those who ate more fish had up to 66% less likely to develop dry eye syndrome.
Wild cold water fish such as pollock, salmon, sardines and squid, give most of DHA. And if those eaten, or good quality fish such as wild salmon a few times a week, you should keep your eyes on the best conditions.
Our primitive ancestors knew this through thousands of years of practice. Native Americans ate fish eyes for a better view. Today we know that not just vitamin A, but that DHA accumulates in vital organs of the fish.
However, in today’s world, we have lost that knowledge, and have gone far from nature. We began to “grow” fish in artificial ponds, feed them foods that are not native to your diet.
This has produced fish that are too high in omega-6, with little omega-3 DHA and almost none.
So while I recommend food as the most natural way to get nutrients, and a supplement should never replace fresh whole foods … It is very difficult to get enough DHA fresh fish alone.
I used to recommend cod liver oil as a supplemental source of DHA. However, a more bioavailable source and is concentrated krill oil. DHA krill is in the form of phospholipids rather than the triglycerides form of cod liver. So the DHA can cross cell membranes and get a better deep into the small blood vessels in the eyes.
Try to get at least 500 mg of DHA per day, and if possible, get a pure source of krill oil.
To your good health,
1. SanGiovanni J, Chew E, et. Alabama. “The relationship intake of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 in the diet with the incident of macular degeneration related to age: 23. AREDS report no.” Arch Ophthalmol . . 2008; 126 (9): 1274-9