The eyes are a very important part of health, and there are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances such as blurred vision, which is loss of visual acuity and the inability to see small details, according to Medline Plus, the National Library of Medicine of the United States.
In addition, worldwide, at least 2.2 billion people are visually impaired, and of these, at least 1 billion have a visual impairment that could have been prevented or has not yet been treated, according to the World Health Organization. (WHO).
“According to projections, the global need for eye care will increase markedly in the coming decades, which will pose a considerable challenge to health systems,” said the WHO.
For this reason, taking care of your vision is important and to do so you must have a healthy diet that contains sesame seeds, popularly known as sesame seeds, according to El Heraldo México, since “They provide unsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium and vitamins.”
Additionally, the seeds will not only take care of the vision, but also:
1. Fortifies the muscles, nerves and memory by magnesium.
2. Strengthens teeth and bones due to the calcium it contains.
3. Improves intestinal regulation due to its fiber content.
4. It is a good accompaniment to vegetable diets due to its sources of vegetable protein.
5. It prevents fats from sticking to the arteries, for this reason it reduces cholesterol levels.
6. It favors weight loss, since it generates satiety.
7. Increases the body’s defenses.
8. Helps prevent neurological diseases.
However, it is possible that some people are allergic to sesame and consuming it can cause hives, dermatitis or anaphylaxis.
Consequently, the seeds can be added to any dish to reap the benefits.
For its part, the library revealed other tips that can prevent eye and vision problems, such as:
1. Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes. Sun exposure can damage your eyes and increase your risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Therefore, it is necessary to protect the eyes with sunglasses that block 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation.
2. Wear safety glasses when hammering, grinding or using power tools.
3. Whether conventional or contact lenses are worn, it is important keep the formula updated.
4. No smoking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if a person smokes they are twice as likely to have age-related macular degeneration compared to a person who does not smoke. Also, smokers are two to three times more likely to get cataracts than a non-smoker.
5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
6. Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes can be a cause of getting diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.
7. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
8. If you have diabetes, keep your blood sugar under control.
9. Eat foods rich in antioxidants, like green leafy vegetables.
0. Give the eyes a break. If you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, you can forget to blink, which can tire your eyes. To reduce eye strain, you can try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look ahead six meters for 20 seconds.
Also, experts recommend covering one eye with the palm of the hand without generating pressure and with the eye that is uncovered, see objects for a couple of minutes and then change eyes. This can be done at the end of the day.
11. Know the family medical history. Some eye diseases run in families, so it’s important to find out if anyone in your family has had them. This can help determine if you are at higher risk of developing any.