Black Gram Helps Eye Health
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As time goes on, Black Gram continues to gain recognition as a super-food. It has ways to bring health and healing to so many regions and functions of the body; we are honestly surprised that it’s not on every dinner plate in America!
Our goal is to continuously promote this humble (yet amazing) little lentil that has been nourishing and sustaining millions of people for millennia.
Statistics Are Hard On Your Eyes!
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease for those of us who are entering the later years of life; in fact, statistics show that over 1.75 million Americans suffer from AMD currently, with a projected number of nearly 3 million by 2020!
According to Prevent Blindness America, over 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataract disorder, and more than half of all Americans are affected by age 80!
Many people put themselves at risk for eye degeneration by careless eating habits that fail to fortify the body against age-related ailments. When we view our food as preventative/curative medicine, we begin to make healthier choices that will prolong life and deter disease and atrophy.
Black Gram is Great for Your Vision!
Black Gram is one of the best food choices you can make when it comes to sustaining your health, and this includes eye health! Its benefits are both direct and indirect, due to the many ways it affects the body:
- Boasts a vast array of nutrients and minerals that provide essential building material for cells.
- Contains an unusually high level of antioxidants that kill damaging free radicals.
- Promotes a healthy digestive system, which is surprisingly important in relation to eye health.
Proteins and Folate for Construction and Repair
The eyes are constantly reconstructing themselves, and cycling through the lens DNA to maintain clear vision. When some of the lens cells become damaged or “outdated”, the eye destroys those cells and grows new ones; this is how healthy eyes maintain clear vision.
With this constant system of renewal, it is important to keep the eyes supplied with plenty building materials such as folateand protein. These nutrients are necessary for the construction/reconstruction of almost every bone, muscle, skin cell, cartilage, and membrane in your body; in other words, they are necessary for your body to even exist!
Black Gram is a great source of folate and protein, providing a hefty 45% of the recommended daily value of protein, and 54% of folate. This makes Black Gram an ideal alternative for vegetarian/vegan diets, but it’s also a delicious protein boost for anyone!
Many patients who visit an eye doctor have one thing in common; zinc deficiency. Zinc is an essential mineral that is responsible for helping vitamin A produce protective melanin in the retina. So keeping an adequate amount of zinc in your diet will help your eyes stay healthy.
Black Gram contains 30% of your daily value of zinc; easily absorbable, and much tastier than a supplement tablet!
Eradicating Free Radicals
Free radicals; …these little devils wreak havoc on your eyes, and every part of your body. AMD and cataract disorders can almost always be linked to the hyperactivity of free radicals.
Where do free radicals come from? They come from natural processes in the body, but unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, drinking, or even breathing chemicals from the air can boost their production beyond control. They are molecules that oxidize and split, producing single atoms that buzz around looking for something to bond with. This excessive activity can cause a lot of damage (oxidative stress) on the cellular level.
Antioxidants are the key to free radical problems. They prevent the oxidation of molecules, and they also lend some of their own molecules to pair up with the “wild” atoms; this brings further restoration, and stabilizes the body.
But guess what; Black Gram has been scientifically studied as a beneficial source of antioxidants. After careful examination and testing, a scientific research report concluded that the extract from the seed coat “possesses significant antioxidant activity“.
Healthy Weight, Healthy Eyes
In addition to the direct eye-related benefits of eating Black Gram, it has been shown that keeping yourself at a proper weight can prevent eye problems such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataract, and glaucoma.
Black Gram’s high fiber content promotes a healthy digestive system that helps prevent the development of diabetes and other colon disorders, which often spiral off into further complications such as vision problems.
Start Eating Black Gram
Black Gram has been enjoyed for thousands of years as a nearly perfect dietary legume. So, why not incorporate this superfood unto your lifestyle? You’ll love the results, and the results will love you!
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