Nutrition and Supplements to Improve Your Dry Eye Symptoms From The Inside
Improve Your Dry Eye Symptoms With Nutrition
Nutrition plays a vital role in achieving dry eye relief
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Nutrition is one of the main components to improve your dry eye symptoms. I strongly believe that without proper diet and nutrition, you will not be able to find relief. Nutrition attacks your underlying conditions from the inside.
An anti-inflammatory diet will not only help with dry eyes by lowering inflammation, but is also great for:
-Pain Management due to aging (arthritis)
-Recovery in exercise and physical training
-Improved blood sugar/ cholesterol levels
-Better quality of life
Below are blog posts on anti-inflammatory meal ideas, snack ideas, dry eye supplements, and what to avoid!
I would also recommend downloading a meal tracker and calorie tracker app, to have access to additional meal plans, and help you to stay more organized/ consistent with it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Important to Start With Dry Eyes?
An anti-inflammatory diet is very important to begin with dry eyes to lower your total body inflammation. Your dry eyes could have started due to a poor diet which added inflammation to your body, leading to dry eyes over time. While there are many contributing factors that could have caused your dry eye symptoms, key factors include ocular surface inflammation, lacrimal gland inflammation, and Meibomian gland inflammation.
Why are Omega 3's so Important to Take With Dry Eyes?
You've probably heard from numerous people that taking an omega 3 supplement could benefit your dry eye symptoms from the inside. However, you may be wondering how and why?
How Does Digestion Play a Role in Dry Eyes?
Healthy and proper digestion can play a huge factor in lowering your total body inflammation, resulting in improved dry eye symptoms. You need to make sure your food is properly broken down and absorbed or this could lead to various gastrointestinal conditions such as leaky gut syndrome, IBS, Crohn's, and many more.
What Is Inflammation? How Does Diet Contribute to Inflammation?
Inflammation helps the body fight illness and can protect it from harm. In most cases, it is a necessary part of your bodies healing process.
Other Tips When Following Your Anti-Inflammatory Diet:
Eliminate Grain-based foods as they can contribute to total body inflammation
Eat naturally raised meat
Be sure to get at least 25-40 grams of fiber
Use only traditional fats and oils to cook with
Consume a sufficient amount of anti-oxidants
Don't use natural sweeteners, unless it is sparingly
Make your own salad dressing using flax oil or natural vinegar
Use filtered water for cooking and drinking (Reverse Osmosis)
Use unrefined sea salt and a variety of herbs and spices to give your food flavor
Avoid All sugar, processed grains, "White foods" (flour, salt, sugar, rice, potatoes, milk, etc..)