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How can you identify nutrient deficiencies by the condition of your eyes?

nutrient deficiencies by the condition of your eyes

Let’s take a look at how you can identify nutrient deficiencies by the condition of your eyes. There are several signs that can tell us about this problem.

1. Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or the skin, which is often a sign of jaundice, is due to the presence of the bile pigment bilirubin. This pigment returns to the liver and blood and can cause a yellowish tint to the skin and whites of the eyes. This phenomenon may occur due to blockage of the bile duct associated with gallbladder defects. Such changes may indicate possible liver or gallbladder problems.

2. Red eyes may indicate not only alcohol consumption but also vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency. This often occurs with excessive consumption of refined grain products such as white bread, pasta, cereals, crackers, cookies, and waffles. In such a case, it is recommended to change your diet by eliminating these foods and replacing them with healthier foods.

3. Plaque on the eye can be a sign of a genetic problem with the processing of cholesterol in the body. In this case, it is recommended to reduce the intake of cholesterol in the diet, increase the intake of lecithin and inositol (vitamin B8), as they help to lower cholesterol levels. In addition, it is recommended to take niacin (vitamin B3), which also helps to lower cholesterol levels.

4. Cataract, which is a whitening of the eye, may be associated with vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency. Increased sugar intake in the diet may be one of the causes of such a deficiency, so it is recommended to regulate sugar intake. It is important to note that vitamin B1 deficiency caused by factors such as diabetes, excessive stress, or consumption of overly refined grain products may contribute to cataract formation. Attention to diet and vitamin levels plays an essential role in maintaining visual health.

5. The appearance of redness and irritation of the inner eyelid, with a feeling of sand being poured into it, may indicate problems with blood sugar levels, often associated with hypoglycemia or other disorders. In such cases, tips on how to regulate blood glucose levels may be helpful.

6. Barley, a pimple on the eyelid, may be associated with problems with blood sugar levels. White blood cells and neutrophils, instead of fighting germs, promote sugar consumption. This leaves germs unchecked and neutrophils inactive. Normally, neutrophils should be actively destroying microbes, but when sugar levels are elevated, as they often are in people with barley, this process is disrupted. It is important to pay attention to diet and blood sugar levels to manage such conditions.