How to Take Care of Our Eyes

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Our eyes are the organs which enable us to see the beauty of the world. So it is necessary to take good care of them. Daddy says whenever we face problems with eyesight we should immediately schedule an appointment with an optometrist without delaying it. Today I will share a few tips which are essential in order to maintain good care of our eyes.

1. Good Dietary Habits – Nutrients such as lutein, fatty acid, zinc, vitamin C & E helps to eliminate the possibilities of age-related eyesight problems like cataracts and macular degeneration. Hence consuming green leafy vegetables such as spinach, collards, kale etc oily fish, egg, nuts, beans, oranges and other citrus fruits is highly recommended.

2. Using UV Protective Sunglasses – Prolonged exposure to sun rays can cause damage to our eyesight. Wearing sunglasses can prevent from harmful conditions of the eyes which are caused due to exposure to UV rays. And one should never look directly into the sun even while wearing sunglasses. The sun rays can cause damage to the sensitive parts of the retina.

3. Adequate Sleep – Inadequate sleep often leads to eye fatigue and causes light sensitivity, blurred or double vision, dryness or excessive tears, difficulty focusing. It is mandatory to get adequate sleep every night to prevent eye fatigue.

4. Regular Exercise – Chances of developing serious eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration are reduced through regular exercise.

5. Read in Well-lit Areas – Reading or working in low light areas can cause strain in the eyes. That is why it is recommended to read in areas which are well lighted. We should stop for a while and take a break if our eyes feel tired.

6. Using Allergen Reducing Eye drop – For soothing itchiness, swelling, scarring, and redness allergen reducing eye drops can be applied during allergy seasons. But we should seek the advice of an eye care practitioner before using such eye drops.

7. Sufficient Intake of Fluid – It is essential to stay hydrated for our body’s overall well being including eyes. Sufficient fluid consumption prevents our eyes from getting dried and irritated.

8. Use Eye Safety Gear – When working with chemicals, power tools or any place with harmful airborne particles one should make sure to wear goggles or another eye protective wear. We should wear goggles while swimming to avoid its exposure to chlorine.

9. Keep Surroundings Clean – We should keep our home and surroundings, clutter-free, clean and well- maintained. Exposure to dust and dirt can cause infection and irritation to eyes.

My mommy says our hands are exposed to dust, dirt, and bacteria so we should avoid rubbing our eyes to prevent infection and irritation.

All About Eating Mangoes During Summers

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Today I am going to tell you all about fruits which I love eating the most. And, I am sure that many of you like me are quite fond of eating the delicious fruit, mango. It is said that mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world. We get mangoes of various shapes, colours, and flavours. The skin colour of mango varies from yellow, orange, green or red. But the inner flesh of a mango is usually golden yellow. Mangoes are sweet and creamy in taste and Mommy says that it contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals.

Let Us Have A Look at The Various Health Benefits of Consuming Mangoes:

1. Preventing Asthma – The beta-carotene found in fruits such as mango, papaya, broccoli, apricots lower the risk of developing asthma in people who consume such foods in high amount.

2. Reduces Risk of Cancer – Consuming a diet rich in beta-carotene also helps to protect against prostate cancer. According to research, it has been proved that mangoes have an impact on all types of cancer but they provide the most effective results for colon and breast cancer.

3. Helps in Digestion – Mangoes are rich in fibres and water content. This helps in promoting regularity by preventing constipation and keeps our digestive tract healthy.

4. Keeps Heart Healthy – Mangoes contain fibres, potassium, and vitamins which keeps our heart healthy and prevents diseases. For reducing the risk of hypertension, it is important to make a dietary change by increasing the potassium intake along with decreasing the sodium consumption.

5. Improves Vision – We all know that vitamin A deficiency can lead to night blindness. The vitamin A and beta-carotene present in mango boost our eye health. Vitamin A is essential for the optimal functioning of the retina.

6. Healthy Brain – Mangoes are a rich source of vitamin B6 and iron which are vital for keeping our brain healthy. Iron helps to maintain the normal functioning of our brain and vitamin B6 aids in cognitive development.

7. Builds Immunity – Being a good source of Vitamin C and Zinc, mangoes play a significant role in strengthening our immune system.

8. Hair and Skin – The vitamin A present in mango is beneficial for our hair and skin. Vitamin A is necessary for sebum production which keeps our hair moisturized. Mango also contains vitamin C which is vital for the building and maintenance of collagen which provides a structure to our hair and skin.

Mommy prepares fruit salad with papaya, mango, and pineapple which is healthy as well as tasty. She also prepares desserts, cakes, milkshake with mangoes.