Health Benefits of One Banana a Day

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Blog, Eye Health | 0 comments

Health Benefits of One Banana a DayAdding a banana to your daily diet has an array of benefits for your body, including your eyes. Bananas help you reach your weight-loss goals, keep your bowels healthy, provide nutrients that regulate heart rhythm and provide vitamin compounds for eye health.

One 6-inch banana has nearly 10 micrograms of vitamin A. Adequate daily vitamin A intake lessens your risk of night blindness and is essential for everyday vision. Women require 700 micrograms of daily vitamin A, and men need 900 micrograms, explains the Office of Dietary Supplements. Bananas also contain alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which convert to vitamin A to further keep your eyes healthy.

To read more you can read the article by Melodie Anne Coffman, Demand Media on Health Eating.

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Source: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-one-banana-day-3316.html

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Dark Chocolate’s Good for Eye Health

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Blog, Eye Health | 0 comments

Dark chocolate's good for eye healthEating a dark chocolate bar may improve visual and cognitive functions – at least temporarily. Visual sensitivity – the ability to see in difficult conditions – was enhanced up to two hours later in people who ate the chocolate as part of a study. The results highlight the potential health benefits derived from dark chocolate and suggest new avenues of research.

Researchers from the University of Reading examined the visual and cognitive effects of cocoa flavanols. Dark chocolate eaters were about 17 percent better able to discern objects in contrasting light conditions. They were able to read numbers at lower contrast levels than those eating white chocolate. They also more quickly identified whether a series of dots was moving horizontally or in a random pattern.

Read the rest of the article on environmentalhealthnews.

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Source: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/newscience/dark-chocolate-may-improve-vision-memory/

 

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Cataracts

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Blog, Eye Health | 0 comments

Apple Cider Vinegar for CataractsLight entering your eye passes through a natural lens located behind your iris. As you age, the lens might cloud up, turning hard and slightly yellow. These changes, called a cataract, will affect your vision, resulting in slow changes to near and distance vision. You might also experience problems with glare and colors.

Apple cider vinegar is a fermented product derived from apples, and different brands of apple cider vinegar will have different nutritional values based on any additives. Many people use apple cider vinegar in recipes, but others also believe apple cider vinegar could have important health benefits. In his book, “Dr. Earl Mindell’s Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar,” Mindell says apple cider vinegar could help prevent cataracts. This might, in part, stem from the antioxidants found in the vinegar. So, although it won’t reverse cataracts, it may help prevent them.

Do not use apple cider vinegar as a supplement or treatment for any health condition without first discussing the product with your doctor. If you experience vision changes, contact your doctor for an appointment.

Read the original article by Kate Beck on livestrong.

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Breast Cancer Facts for Orlando Residents

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Blog, Eye Education | 0 comments

breast cancer factsBreast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international event that is held every year in the month of October. Groups of breast cancer charities gather together every year to:

  • Increase awareness of breast cancer
  • Raise funds towards finding a cure

The money that is raised is used for many of things including researching what causes breast cancer, how to prevent breast cancer, how to diagnose Breast Cancer earlier on as well as treating and curing the terrible disease.

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Start Crunching Fruits to Improve your Eyesight

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog, Eye Health | 0 comments

Crunching CarrotsYour mother’s advice that carrots can help you see in the dark may have been more than a ploy to get you to eat vegetables.

It is true – eating carrots can help you see in the dark. The essential nutrient responsible is carotene, which is turned into vitamin A by the liver. Vitamin A protects the eyes by helping to absorb the light energy that passes into the eye. I Good sources of carotene are carrots, mangoes and cabbage. You can also find it in cod liver oil, milk and eggs.

Another fruit famed for its ability to boost night vision is blueberries. The ‘magic’ ingredient in blueberries is a group of compounds called anthocyanosides. These attach to the area of the retina that is responsible for adjusting the eye to see in the dark.

You will need to eat blueberries for more than two months before starting to notice any effects. If you are unable to source blueberries in your area, you can take them in capsule form or tablets, available from good health food stores. Aim to take up to 600mg every day.

Your eyesight is your most precious sense. Add the foods on this list into your weekly diet to keep your eyes beautiful, healthy, and well protected.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-99368/Can-eat-improve-eyesight.html#ixzz3G6G77nWm

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Are you an Apple fan?

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Are you an Apple fanAre you an Apple fan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear about Apple’s brand new iMac. Apple announced today that the iMac’s Retina display will have the world’s highest resolution display at 5120 x 2880 pixels on a 27—inch screen. Previously, the highest resolution you could get on an iMac was 2560 x 1440 pixels. That is a huge difference!

 

Here’s What Makes The iMac Display so Visually Stunning:

  • It has 67% more pixels than a 4K display (Apple is calling their new display the Retina 5K)
  • It is said to have the world’s highest resolution display at 5120 x 2880 pixels on a 27-inch monitor
  • The new iMac has 7 times as many pixels as an HD TV, with 14.7 million in total

 

Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we like to share information you’ll find useful and/or entertaining. This blog post definitely falls into the entertaining category.

Now, we’re happy to share the Top 3 Most Visually Stunning Apps on the iMac. Please feel free to add your own in the comments section:

  1. Fractal: a Visually Stunning Puzzler | Cost: $6.99
  2. Write for Mac: A Beautiful Way to Take Notes on Your Mac | Cost: $9.99
  3. Reeder: A Beautiful News Integration | Cost: $9.99

 

Many of the iMac applications you currently use will have updates very soon (to handle the larger pixel count and retina display). The updated applications are sure to have crisp and clean imaging that will display beautifully on the Retina display.

Don’t forget, if you are in front of the computer for hours at a time, it’s good to take an eye rest every hour or two. Staring at the computer can cause numerous health problems including intense headaches.

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20/20 Eyeglass Superstore Breast Cancer Awareness Special

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Breast Cancer Awareness Deal October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of Breast Cancer across the globe. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Please visit Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s office website for more details.

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