Thursday, February 18, 2010
Strength In Sight
When my father lost his sight, I often wondered what it was he would miss seeing the most. Would he miss the Cleveland Metro-parks, where he spent so much of his childhood at, or was it the view atop Turtle Mound in Florida, where he went every year with his best friend? Maybe it would be the inside of his favorite church...but I had a feeling he would miss seeing the faces of my brother and I the most.
Our eye sight plays a vital role in how we Interpret life on earth. Yes we see the horror in the world, but we also see the beauty. Flowers and animals, family and nature. Sometimes, even the sight of my sister makes my eyes well with tears of happiness. When I see my brother Eli, I immediately start to smile, and when I see my brother's Mike and Chris, I start to laugh. Sight triggers emotion, and I want to make sure I keep the blessing of my eye sight strong.
Here are some tip's that I live by to keep my beautiful eye's healthy
-Eat foods rich with beta-carotene. These foods convert to Vitamin A in the body.
-Make sure you get enough Vitamin A, because it is vital for proper immune and eye function.
Super Eye Foods
- Carrots, apricots, squash, pumpkin, spinach, watercress, broccoli, blue berries, gogi berries, and peas
-Leafy greens, such as your spinach and even peas have Lutein, known to protect eyes
- Carrots and blue berries have been shown to strengthen night vision