Over the years some people lose their vision, which can be really devastating. What happens is that your eyes are not supplied with enough nutrients and sunlight can cause macula degeneration. Light can cause damage to the retina of the eye and the body will not have the ability to heal it with age.

In these situations people tend to wear glasses or contacts to improve their vision. However, glasses are pretty expensive and they can make your eyesight even worse, so you end up buying new ones all the time, without getting any better.



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Nevertheless, there is another solution that has a permanent outcome. It is a rather fancy spice in the kitchen since it costs a lot, but it is proven that it preserves the eye health. It is a red spice called saffron which stems from a flower called Crocus Sativus. Saffron is very rare and hard to find and to collect, thus its expensive price. However, there is not a price you would not pay when it comes to your health.

Saffron has been used for many years as a spice, as a coloring agent, but also as a healing method for many illnesses. In fact it can heal even 90 illnesses. It repairs the cells and protects the nerves as well. Saffron has the ability to prevent blinding and degeneration of the macula.

As people age macular degeneration is very common, especially over 50. The retina of the eye has a light-sensitive part, and when it is damaged it limits the vision.

Saffron Helps the Eyes


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However, saffron can be the solution to this problem. In its structure, saffron contains crocin, which gives food a golden-yellow color, and carotenoids, which can also be found in fruits and vegetables and which protects the cells of the eyes. Saffron possesses a lot of properties that protect the vision. It actually affects the genes that are responsible for regulating the fatty acid content of the cell membrane. As a result, the vision cells are tougher and more resilient.

It has been scientifically proved that saffron helps the eyes. A research was conducted on people with macular degeneration in early stage. They were given saffron supplements and after a while their vision has improved on a large scale.

People often expose the eyes on bright light which causes a lot of damage to the eye. Also, the damage can be caused by some genetic diseases of the eye like retinitis pigmentosa, which is a great threat to the vision and can even cause permanent blindness. Should saffron be included in the diet, it will protect the eye from bright light, which can be detrimental to the vision.

Saffron Includes a Number of Healthy Nutrients


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Lutein and zeaxanthin are the nutrients that give the orange and golden yellow colors. The macula contains these nutrients and the yellow color of the retina is due to them. Lutein and zeaxanthin absorb the intensive light that harms the eyes.

Resveratol is extremely good component for protection of the nerves. It delays the illnesses that appear due to aging, and it also protects the retina from oxidation.

Vitamins A is useful to keep the ability of the eyes to look in the dark. Vitamin B2 is essential for healthy eyesight. Vitamins C and E protect the cells in the eyes from aging.

Minerals such as zinc and copper are crucial for healthy vision.

The good news is that you do not need to consume a lot for saffron to have an effect. Ideally, 20 mg per day during 3 months is enough to protect and improve your eyesight. Organic and high quality saffron can make a huge difference in your vision. You can use it as a spice or you can make a tea.