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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Blueberries for Your Eyes

They're "Nature's Sunglasses"

If you're eyes are sensitive to daylight, perhaps even with sunglasses, try eating more blueberries! They contain lutein which helps protect your eyes against the brightness, and against the damage the sun's rays can do to your eyes. About a half cup a day is what I eat, and I can tell the difference when I don't.

Does this mean you shouldn't wear sunglasses outdoors? No. Lutein from foods such as blueberries, or from supplements, adds protection indoors and out. Indoors? Do you really need protection indoors? Actually, yes! Watch this video, courtesy of YouTube and, and find out more!

Order lutein online: Maxi Vision is an excellent product; their Whole Body Formula is a multiple vitamin with lutein and other nutrients for eye health. I've taken it and recommend it highly. You may be able to purchase it at your eye doctor's office. (If they still make the liquid form, I recommend avoiding that. It has a funky taste, similar to the smell of burning rubber, that lasts and lasts. I ended up throwing mine away after trying it once. Just couldn't bring myself to repeat the experience.) Note: Serving size for the Whole Body Formula is 4 capsules, so keep that in mind when ordering. Order Dr. Abel's book: The Eye Care Revolution: Prevent and Reverse Common Vision Problems by Robert Abel, Jr. Lutein supplements at

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