Discover how by using pressed garlic you can reverse vision loss by avoiding the use of glasses prematurely and avoiding surgeries that can aggravate the situation.

Age brings with it many health problems, and impaired vision is just one of them. The macular degeneration related to age is very common, especially among older white women 50 years of age.

How to use garlic to prevent vision loss

Apart from natural aging, there are a number of other factors that also affect vision loss and this often includes the lifestyle they lead. However, many times a few small changes in diet, such as increasing your intake of garlic, can make a difference in improving vision conditions and other factors indirectly related to loss of eye vision.

Cholesterol reduction

According to new research from Harvard Medical School , lowering cholesterol levels can lead to a lower risk of age- related macular degeneration . The situation is that this condition is closely related to the accumulation of fat deposits under the retina, which leads to drastically diminish or reduce the field of vision.

In the study, Lipitor, a statin, was given in high doses to 23 patients with age-related macular degeneration, and this significantly reduced fat deposits under the retina and improved vision was achieved in 10 of the patients.

One of the medicinal properties of garlic includes its ability to lower cholesterol levels due to the powerful ingredients it contains, which prevent the synthesis of cholesterol. Eating just half a clove of garlic per day can significantly lower total cholesterol levels, according to studies .

Blood pressure reduction

Age-related loss of vision is also linked to hypertension . High blood pressure restricts blood flow, thus seriously affecting the activity of the retina. The retina depends on high levels of oxygen to function properly; therefore the restricted blood flow supplies less oxygen to the retina, compromising sight.

The benefits of garlic consumption in terms of high blood pressure is to significantly reduce systolic blood pressure, according to the Cochrane database. This was confirmed by two randomized controlled studies.

With all this, we can understand that the benefits of garlic consumption act indirectly on the improvement of vision conditions and are a natural preventive method for macular degeneration caused by age.

Important: For best results with the use of garlic for health, crushing or pressing it before consumption may be recommended. This will further release its active ingredients and optimize its effects.

Garlic is both an inexpensive and readily available vegetable with a wide variety of uses. Since it is totally natural, it does not produce side effects found as if they can appear in conventional medications.

Increasing your intake of garlic can help ensure eye health and prevent macular degeneration in the long run.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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