One could literally sit and find their eyes itching. At that point, there is no other remedy than to scratch those eyes. It is known that the eyes are so soothing to scratch. The next moment, you find yourself poking them with your index finger (OMG! what sort of destructive act are you doing to yourself). Sometimes, bloodshot eyes results from lack of sleep and long hours of screen time. No matter the severity of the case of redness, diet always play an important role to curtailing the situation in the long term:
OMEGA – 3
The major cause of redness in the eyes results from inflammation of the outer tissue of the eyes. Choosing foods in Omega -3 fatty acids help to prevent this condition e.g. Salmon, halibut, walnut, pumpkin seeds. The healing is gradual. Hence, one may have to be patient to achieve total relief.
It’s amazing how just drinking 8 cups of water replenishes the body, including the eyes. Fluid intake is essential for eye comfort. Dehydration occurs when you fail to drink adequate amount of water and it results in dry eyes comfort. The redness should disappear within a day or two, if strictly followed. When there are other symptoms like dry mouth, lethargy and low urination, then it shows one is simply dehydrated and should follow strict measures.
Fruits are the most dietary and defensive aids for healthy eyes. Majorly, fruits act as antioxidants and are critical to eye health. Scientific and optic studies have shown that the eyes need high quantities of vitamin C to function. Examples of such fruits are oranges, tangerine, lemon, peaches, water melon, cherries and blueberries. A surprising fact is that red pepper, strawberries and tomatoes also perform the same function and contain the same nutrients as the listed fruits above.
This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace