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    Think You Can't Beet Eye Disease? Think Again.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 14 million Americans who report having a visual impairment. Once the population gets over the age of 50, the percentage of those with a visual impairment jumps even higher for those with and without diabetes. While many suffer in the dark silence of losing their vision, others are finding natural treatments that are helping to restore their vision. One place to look is at the local farmer’s market in the form of beets.

    “Beets have always been a big part of my life, from my grandmother making beet soup to growing them in my garden and beyond,” explains Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. He is also the president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, and the clinic director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. “They are so healthy for you that it got me researching how effective they would be at helping to restore vision. What I found is that they are a great natural source for improving eye health.”

    Beets are high in antioxidants, but they are also an anti-inflammatory and help to detoxify the body. They are considered a superfood that offers powerful health benefits for the whole body, including for the eyes. Being the richest source of dietary nitrates, the body converts the nitrates into nitric oxide (NO), not to be confused with nitrous oxide, which is laughing gas.

    Nitric oxide helps to open up the body’s blood vessels, increase blood flow and oxygen, and allow more nutrients to fuel the body’s cells. Additionally, it helps to regulate blood pressure, promotes cognitive health, fights against infection, helps digestion, lowers eye pressure, and helps improve ocular function.

    When it comes to how many beets you would need to eat per day to gain the benefits, there is no set number. Various factors play roles in this, including beet size and variety. But adding more of them to your diet is a wise move, as is considering taking a supplement for them. Dr. Kondrot recommends the Neo40Daily, available without prescription. Taking just one tablet per day is equivalent to eating six beets. The tablets are beneficial in helping to restore vision, improve health, provide clearer vision, and reduce fatigue.

    “If you take the supplement, stick with it for at least three months and you will see a difference,” adds Dr. Kondrot. “You really can beet eye disease, starting in the produce department.”

    For more information, visit www.healingtheeye.com
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