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7 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time

October 2, 2017 by staff content in Health News with 1 Comment

7 Reasons why you’re always tired, and how to fix it

Do you wake up already feeling tired?

Find yourself nodding off in your 3 pm meeting or falling asleep when you’re putting the kids to bed?

Have you ever stopped to think about why you’re always so tired, even when you get a full night’s sleep?

There’s a good chance that something you’re doing (or not doing) is making your sleep suck, but the good news is that a lot of these issues are fixable.

With some small lifestyle changes, you’ll be sleeping like a baby in no time.

 

1) Move your body

If you don’t move your body, your body won’t be tired.

You probably know that sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health, but did you know it could also affect your sleep?

Research has shown that even a 20-minute walk 3 times per week improves sleep.

Exercise increases endurance and muscle strength, making muscles like your lungs and heart work better.

Getting oxygen to every tissue in your body will make you feel more energized and focused.

Intense exercise is best done early in the day because it releases a flood of endorphins that rise and fall in natural waves and makes it easier for you to fall asleep later in the day.

If you can’t get to the gym in the morning take a walk after work, or in the evening.

You’ll never regret taking a few minutes for yourself to move your body.

 

2) Dehydration

The first thing that happens when you’re dehydrated is your blood becomes thicker.

Your heart has to pump harder to move it around, and less oxygen gets to the places it needs to be.

This can happen when your normal fluid intake drops less than 5%.

Water is also important for the electrical impulses in your heart and brain.

When you don’t have enough, they slow down. Your brain gets sluggish and sleepy, and your heart has to work so much harder to keep up.

To beat the dehydration monster keep a cup beside you while you’re working and sip all day.

When it’s empty, get up and refill it. Sodas, juices, and coffee don’t count because they have other properties that can be dehydrating.

Snack on water-rich fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cucumber, and grapes, and avoid smoking, alcohol, and salty foods, all of which dehydrate your body.

 

3) Anemia

Anemia happens when you don’t have enough red blood cells to pick up that precious oxygen and carry it around your body.

Your body requires iron, folate, and B vitamins to synthesize red blood cells and if your diet is low in these things, they don’t get made.

Anemia has symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, headaches, and generally feeling unwell.

Luckily it’s usually an easy fix. Talk to your doctor and get some blood tests to be sure, and in the meantime add in foods high in iron, folate, and B12 like liver, fermented yeasts like brewer’s or nutritional yeast, and leafy greens like spinach and kale.

Pair these foods with things naturally high in vitamin c to speed up absorption.

Blackstrap molasses is also very high in iron and sometimes used as a sweetener, you can swap it for sugar in your baking for an added boost.

Improving your iron levels will help your brain, heart, and lungs function better and reduce that constant fatigue.

 

4) Unhealthy sleep environment and poorly timed sleep

Once you’ve gotten past the age of about 5, naps are not your friend.

Anything longer than a quick catnap will leave you groggy and unable to sleep later in the day.

It messes with your circadian rhythm, that internal clock that tells you when to wake up, eat, and go to sleep.

This is a problem that shift workers have as well.

If you’re working overnight and sleeping during the day, you’re not going to get the same quality sleep unless you retrain your brain.

You can do this by creating a healthy sleep environment.

Studies have shown that people sleep better in a slightly cool, dark room.

Investing in some blackout curtains, and maybe a white noise machine to drown out household noise will greatly improve your sleep.

Make sure you turn off any devices at least an hour before you go to bed too because the ‘blue light’ from electronic screens can disrupt your sleep/wake cycles and make it much harder for you to fall asleep.

 

5) Using caffeine to wake up your brain

Caffeine is a funny drug. In the short term it can be great for helping you feel awake, alert, and focused, but in the long term it can set you up for a bad crash.

Depending on that cup of coffee or energy shot first thing in the day might seem ok, but it sets you up for an even harder crash later in the day.

Having another cup to get you over that mid-afternoon hump will leave you wired for hours and unable to sleep until you crash again.

Wake up and start the cycle all over again. It’s a bad cycle to get into, and an even worse one to try and get out of, so avoid coffee, pop, and energy drinks if you want to truly feel rested and awake.

 

6) Poor diet

Eating a diet high in carbohydrates, processed foods, and artificial ingredients will absolutely have an effect on your sleep.

Eating these foods causes your blood sugar to swing wildly from high to low, which causes fatigue, headaches, fainting, anxiety, and mood swings.

All of these things are going to make you feel like you’re not operating at 100%, and will probably make you feel like you need a nap most days.

Much like caffeine, the quick boost of a sugary or carb-rich snack feels really good short term but will mess your body up for the rest of the day.

Switching out your morning donut or afternoon brownie with veggies and hummus or a whole-grain bagel with nut butter will help your blood sugar stay on an even keel and leave your brain feeling clear and energized.

 

7) Depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety can quite literally take over your entire life.

Not only does it bring down your mental and emotional health, but your physical health as well.

Common physical symptoms of depression are fatigue, headaches, and change in appetite.

It’s often a cycle as well, the symptoms worsening the depression or anxiety, and the depression and anxiety making the symptoms worse.

Talking to your doctor about your symptoms, and getting treatment will help your quality of life.

Drinking alcohol and caffeine or other stimulants will make your symptoms worse, so avoid those if you can.

Eating a diet of nourishing foods will help your physical symptoms, and could also help the emotional ones.

There are many things that can contribute to your feelings of constant fatigue, from diet all the way to mental health symptoms.

Take some time to really identify where the problem areas are in your life and what you can do to improve your lifestyle and sleep quality.

You can make these simple changes one at a time or all at once for a better, healthier sleep that leaves you feeling rested and refreshed.

If you are experiencing digestive issues too, it can be the reason why you are feeling tired all the time. Go to the next page and learn what you can do to heal your digestive system.

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Is Your Butter Healthy?

September 29, 2017 by staff content in Health News with 23 Comments

Is Your Butter Healthy?For most of us, butter is used in our daily routine.

We spread it on our toast, our morning bagels, sometimes we even cook with it, so making sure that we use the best butter for our health seems imperative.

But is all butter the same?

If you search online, you’ll be sure to find an abundance of articles about the benefits of “real” butter but what differentiates the real from the fake?

There are several types of butter which are listed below alongside their common uses.

Unsalted Butter – This is your traditional butter used predominantly in baking.

Cookies, pie crusts, and cupcakes are all created from this marvellous wonder.

This variety is made using only milk or cream and is made up of at least 80% of the fat particles.

Salted Butter– Much the same as the unsalted sort, this butter is created using one main ingredient: milk and or cream.

The difference between the two? You guessed it- salt.

Organic Butter – When we shop for our groceries, we try to keep the costs down as much as we can by reducing unnecessary spending.

We may decide against spending the extra for organic butter because we don’t realize the benefits of purer, non tampered with butter.

This butter has been produced from cows who haven’t been pumped full of antibiotics, and haven’t been subject to GMO’s.

Whipped Butter – Some of us like to count calories.

Whipped butter is pumped through with gas, usually nitrogen, to reduce the calories and the density of our butter.

It was developed for ease of use, for spreading on toast. It’s not usually used in cooking.

European Style Butter – Where regular unsalted butter only contains around 80% of milk fat, European style butter contains a higher percentage, usually between 82 and 85%.

It therefore tastes more creamy and is great on croissants.

Light Butter – The milk fat content in lighter butter sits at around 40% and because of that, it has fewer calories and is currently very popular in the market.

As it has such a low fat content, the bulk consists of water, lactic acid and other fillers.

Butter-like Spread (or margarine)– This type of butter is actually rarely butter at all!

Usually consisting of oils and fillers, this variety of spread is best used in sandwiches for a lower calorie option.

Real butter is defined by its ingredients, or lack of. Real butter is made from milk, cream, or a mixture of the both, making it pure and healthy.

After all, real butter is rich in Vitamin A which is vital for adrenal and thyroid conditions, it protects against tooth decay, and boosts immunity due to its naturally forming conjugated linoleic acid.

Great examples of healthy butters include Ghee clarified butter and Yeo Valley.

 

What’s in your butter that’s harmful?

Unfortunately, some butters contain harmful chemicals such as additives and artificial flavouring that can cause sinister effects on our bodies. What is even more concerning is the way our food is produced as the use of GMO’s can induce negative side effects throughout our body.

What is GMO?

Genetically modified organisms are where the cell structure of a plant is modified to adapt a certain lifestyle.

For instance, in theory, by adding certain cells the plant could be grown to become more resistant and withstand conditions which may have caused crop failure in natural, unmodified plants.

This process does not currently follow a set of standards, meaning it can cause allergic reactions and intolerances in consumers.

The development of GMO crops also incorporate bacterial and viral cells in their research, which could lead to a new strain of disease or illness.

When we use these types of non organic foods to feed our livestock we produce potentially infected foods such as butter and milk.

Unfortunately, this is common practice in our farming industry as grass fed cows don’t produce as much milk as those who are fed on GMO corn and soy.

For instance, Dean Foods and Land O Lakes claims that their products do not contain GMO ingredients, although they feed their cows GMO crops.

What about the additives in our food?

In addition to GMO’s in our food, we should also be wary of additives: artificial ingredients, preservatives, and GMO oils.

Preservatives sound great in theory, produce longer lasting food to sit in your cupboards, meaning less grocery trips and less waste.

In practice, regulations cannot guarantee that these additional contents to our food do not induce adverse effects on our bodies.

Potassium Sorbate is a preservative that is used in butters such as “I can’t believe it’s so good” and other cheaper spreads.

Side effects of this synthetically produced chemical include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

There is a small chance that these added ingredients can lead to something a lot more sinister.

When sodium benzoate is combined with ascorbic acid it can create benzene which can lead to the development of Leukemia and other types of cancer.

Butter is made from milk and cream. When other ingredients are listed such as “natural flavour” or citric acid, it’s worth assessing to see if there are other options available.

Commonly, a chemical called Annatto is added to the butter to give it a yellow appearance.

This plant leaf and seed derivative is often used to make medicine to treat diabetes, malaria, and hepatitis but it currently has not been researched thoroughly enough to produce any definite results with regard to safety.

When we choose what food to consume, including the butter we spread on our toast, it’s vital to understand the process it has been through before it reaches our shelves.

When choosing real and healthy options for our butter we should consider organic and pure produce and put our health first.

Besides butter, most of the foods we eat today are mostly genetically modified.

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What’s Really in Your Tea?

September 26, 2017 by staff content in Health News with 10 Comments

What’s Really in Your Tea?Tea is one of the most comforting hot drinks.

Whether you enjoy a warm cup in the winter while bundled up under a blanket by the fireplace or simply for its medicinal properties, consuming high-quality tea is a must.

But how do you know what tea is high-quality?

Is there really even that much of a difference? You bet there is.

Just like any other food that is grown, tea leaves are typically treated with some form of pesticide in order to keep bugs away.

Unfortunately, what you’re not told is that those pesticides are not even washed off of the tea leaves before they are bagged! GROSS.

Pesticides are literally bagged with your tea leaves and steeped in your hot water.

Would you like a steaming hot cup of carcinogens? No thanks.

 

Some guilty brands…

Here are some examples of popular brands that have been tested and shown to contain cancerous pesticides:

According to one report published in 2013, a whopping 91% of Celestial Seasonings tea tested positive for pesticide residue that exceeds the U.S. limits.

It claims that their Sleepytime Kids Goodnight Grape Herbal tea contains propachlor, a known carcinogen that has no safe harbor limit under California’s Proposition 65.

This same report indicated that the “Wellness” line of these teas also contain a known developmental and carcinogenic toxin called Propargite.

Apparently, the FDA has even issued two warning letters to Celestial Seasonings referencing their quality control.

While all of this is alarming, it is important to note the fact that the company who wrote this report, Glaucus Research Group, is a “short seller” that bet against the “mother” company of Celestial Seasonings.

This means that they would benefit from a decline in that company’s stock.

This indicates a bias that Glaucus Research Group acknowledges in the report.

Shortly after Glaucus Research Group wrote this report, Celestial Seasonings responded here.

Teavana, another well-known, high-end tea company, was also targeted in the same study.

Glaucus Research found that 100% of Teavana’s supposedly pesticide-free teas contained multiple pesticides.

They state that the most expensive Teavana tea was actually the worst offender, testing positive for 23 pesticides.

Not only were pesticides found, but some of their teas contain “artificial flavoring”—these could include ingredients originating from crude oil and coal tar.

Teavana claimed that the report produced by Glaucus Research was bogus, but it was difficult to find any actual statement on their website that was specific or offered any real, not vague response.

Other popular teas will include “natural flavors” as part of their ingredients.

The problem with this is that these ingredients may be derived from natural products, but by the time they are chemically broken down in a laboratory, they could be the same as some artificial flavors.

When you buy a brand that is not organic, you also risk consuming GMOs.

Some ingredients added into popular teas include soy lecithin and modified corn starch.

 

Ingredients aren’t the only thing that matter

Have you ever thought about the tea bags that also get steeped in the warm water?

Some of today’s tea bags are made from polylactic acid (PLA) which is a corn-based material that appeals to companies because of its biodegradability.

Unfortunately, they are most likely made with genetically modified corn, and because they are steeped in warm water, it is likely that some of the molecules leach into the water.

Two plastics commonly used for making tea bags are food grade nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

While these are considered to be some of the safest plastics in terms of their leaching potential, the molecules in these bags may break down when steeped in boiling water…which is exactly how tea is prepared.

While the plastic will not actually melt in your hot tea, harmful phthalates could be released according to a principle known as the “glass transition” (Tg) temperature.

To put it briefly, this is the temperature at which the molecules in certain materials begin to break down.

Both PET and food grade nylon have a Tg that is lower than the boiling point of water (212°F).

This means that the molecules in the tea bags will begin to break down in hot water.

Paper tea bags can be just as bad as, if not worse than, plastic ones.

Apparently, paper tea bags are treated with a potential carcinogen known as epichlorohydrin.

This chemical has been used as a pesticide, and when it comes in contact with water, has been shown to cause cancer, infertility and suppressed immune function in animals.

 

So what can you do?!

Clearly, the antioxidants and medicinal properties of teas won’t be of much use if the tea is contaminated with pesticides and other harmful substances that will leach into your tea water, so what can you do to avoid this?

The first thing is to purchase organic, non-GMO teas.

If you can find a tea vendor that you trust based on researching their product, or better yet, visiting their tea fields, that is the best option.

If not, researching their product and organization online can help you to determine the quality of their product.

Secondly, buying loose leaf tea and steeping it with a stainless steel or glass infuser will prevent the issue with plastic and paper tea bags.

Loose leaf tea also tends to contain a greater amount of antioxidants and flavonoids due to it being less processed than bagged teas.

If you do decide to buy a bagged tea, make sure it is fresh when you consume it!

You can determine a tea’s freshness by removing the tea from one of the bags, placing the empty tea bag in a cup of hot water and steeping it for three minutes.

If the water tastes like tea (even though only the bag was in the water), the tea is not fresh anymore as the flavor from the leaves has transferred into the bag.

Be aware of teas in restaurants. They are usually non-organic teas that likely contain high amounts of pesticides.

Finally, READ THE INGREDIENTS! Just because a box or bag of tea claims that its ingredients are “all natural” or are “healthy” does not mean this is the case.

It is important to know what the ingredients are in your tea so finding teas with only real foods listed as the ingredients is the best way to go.

Besides tea, up to 98% of our fresh food carries pesticides and they increase your risk of getting cancer.

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How to Choose The Healthiest Coconut Water

September 23, 2017 by staff content in Health News with 8 Comments

Is your coconut water as good for you as you think it is?Coconut water is a new and exciting drink on the markets, popping up everywhere from your local convenience store to the hot new bar downtown.

It’s sweet, refreshing and contains a wide array of good for you nutrients and enzymes.

It is often recommended as a substitute for Gatorade and Powerade for athletes that need electrolyte replacement because it has naturally high levels of the electrolytes potassium and magnesium.

Emerging science is also showing that coconut water is beneficial not only as a sports drink, but also benefits our digestive system and brain, having a restorative effect on both.

Are all coconut water healthy?

Not all coconut waters are the same however, some are no better than drinking a can of soda.

This is because of the processes necessary to get it ready for transport, as well as adding preservatives, sweeteners, and flavoring to make it more palatable.

Coconut water from a fresh young coconut is obviously the highest-quality product you can get, but what if you live where coconuts don’t grow?

Take a look at your grocery shelves and you will see scores of different coconut waters.

These are not all created equal, especially the shelf stable ones not found in the refrigerator.

Some have been pasteurized, some have been treated with formaldehyde or other preservatives, and some have added sugar and flavoring in them to mask the taste of low quality coconut water.

Why are some coconut water unhealthy?

Let’s take a look at why these coconut waters aren’t good for you.

Old Coconuts. Many producers of coconut water purchase older coconuts from farms because they’re cheaper and easier to transport.

However, as a coconut gets older, all of those fabulous nutrients seep out of the water and into the flesh (meat) of the coconut.

This is why older coconuts are better used for coconut milk or oil, but are not good for water.

The loss of nutrients also gives the coconut water an acidic taste that needs to be covered up.

Additional Sugar and Natural Flavors. Producers cover up the acidic taste of water that comes from the cheaper, older coconuts by adding sugar, ‘natural flavors’, fruit juice, or all three to the mix.

These additives will make the drink sweeter and more appealing to kids in particular, and can have lasting effects in your body.

Now you’re getting a low-quality drink with fewer nutrients, that also has sugar and other questionable ingredients added to it. Is that something you want to drink?

Pasteurizing. Coconut water is quite perishable and spoils very easily.

Most of the coconut water you buy in the store is pasteurized with high heat.

Basically, it’s boiled until all potential bacteria that would spoil the drink are dead.

This is good, no spoiled drinks making you sick, but pasteurization also kills any nutrients and beneficial enzymes in the coconut water leaving you with merely slightly sweet water.

It also changes the taste of the water, and again you’re back to having to add flavorings or sweeteners to it to make it taste the same as it would fresh from the coconut.

If it’s not in the refrigerated section of the store it’s almost guaranteed that it’s been high-heat pasteurized.

Preservatives. When a producer decides to purchase the coconuts and process them somewhere else the coconuts need to be preserved for transport.

Using this method can only be done with non-organic coconuts, as there are no organic preservatives that would keep the coconuts from spoiling.

Preservation is done in non-organic coconuts by dipping them into a bath of either formaldehyde or sodium metabisulfite.

Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen (something that causes cancer) that is often used to preserve dead bodies.

Sodium metabisulfite is part of the sulfite family, which is known to cause allergic reactions and body-wide inflammation for many people.

The Material Safety Data Sheet for sodium metabisulfite states that it is hazardous if it comes in contact with skin or eyes, and can be an irritant to the upper respiratory tract.

These preservatives can and do seep through the husk and into the meat and the water of the coconut.

The longer the coconut’s journey is the longer the preservatives have to get into your drink, and in turn into your body.

One way that manufacturers get around transporting the whole coconuts is by using coconut water concentrate instead of the water straight from the coconut.

This is done by boiling the coconut water until it becomes a thick syrup.

Water is then added back into the syrup right before it gets packaged for the store.

This syrup is much easier to transport, but again is missing all of the nutrients and enzymes that were killed off by the high heat of the concentrating process.

Using the syrup also makes it very easy for producers to add flavorings and sweeteners to improve the taste, circling back to points one and two.

What coconut water should we drink?

Coconut water has huge health benefits and is a delicious way to replenish the nutrients your body needs.

It’s best when you can drink it straight from a coconut that’s freshly picked, but that’s not possible for a large part of the world.

Buying coconut water in the grocery store is an exercise in reading ingredient labels, but how do you know which one to pick?

Look for the fewest ingredients. Ideally, the only ingredient would be coconut water, but look out for sugars, sweeteners, fruit juice, natural flavors, and concentrates on the ingredient list.

This brings us back to the question ‘is coconut water as good for you as you think it is?’

The short answer is yes, but only if you can find an organic product that doesn’t pasteurize, preserve, or otherwise alter the coconut water.

Your best chance will be to get one that needs to be refrigerated, has a short expiry date, and is labeled organic.

 

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How To Tell If Your Sunglasses Are Really Protecting Your Eyes

September 20, 2017 by staff content in Health News with 1 Comment

Most people understand the importance of slathering on the sun block to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

But few people realize that your eyes are also vulnerable.

While sunglasses are a trendy fashion choice, getting the correct sunglasses can ensure that your eyes are protected from damage.

First let’s take a look at how the rays can hurt your eyes

How Does Light Work?

Our eyes may be one of the smallest organs, but they are extremely important and complex.

When the sun is too bright, our eyes become vulnerable to the extreme light.

The cornea of our eyes protects the rest of the eye from bright light.

The cornea manipulates the lights so that the rays enter the pupil.

The iris, the colorful part of your eyes, adjusts the size of the pupil to determine how much light reaches our retina.

When the light is intense, the iris of your eyes will make the pupil smaller, and less light will reach the retina.

When the light is low, or you are in the dark, your iris will dilate your pupil and let more light enter into the eye.

If you look directly at the sun without sunglasses, the UV rays contain too much light, and pupils cannot constrict enough.

This allows too much light to go through your pupils, and your retina can be damaged because of it.

However, that’s not the only way the sun can damage your eyes.

If you spend too much time staring at the ultraviolet light rays of the sun, even indirectly, your central vision can become damaged.

Your central vision is what is right in front of you, and you need this for things like texting or driving.

The sun’s rays can also damage your cornea, essentially giving your eye sunburn.

You can get this eye sunburn from being in the sun without protection for too long, or viewing the sun’s reflection on water.

This cornea damage can lead to further damage of the eye, producing blurry vision.

Choosing The Best Sunglasses For Your Eyes

Sunglasses come in all price ranges these days.

Unfortunately, cheap sunglasses may be harmful to your health.

While most cheap sunglasses can be a trendy fashion choice, their lack of UV protection could end up straining your eyes even more.

All sunglasses will filter out ambient light. They can take away the sun’s glare, and cause you to squint less.

The sunglasses will let less light in, so you can see better without the sun glaring into your pupils.

However, this is where cheap sunglasses end.

Because they don’t offer UV protection, your eyes can still be damaged from the sun’s rays.

In addition to this, many people have reported bad headaches from cheap sunglasses because the lenses are often warped, causing your vision to change slightly.

It is like looking through a pair of glasses that are not your prescription, it causes strain to the eye and causes migraines.

If you invest in a quality pair of sunglasses, you can prevent yourself from having harmful side effects to your vision and body.

1. Polarized or not? Many people believe that buying polarized lenses will ensure they are protected from the sun’s rays.

Polarized lenses are mostly used to block intense light that is reflected off flat surfaces like roads and water.

While polarized lenses work great to help cut the glare because they don’t distort your field of vision, they do not add extra protection for your eyes.

It is also very difficult to look at LCD screens when you are wearing polarized lenses too.

If you are getting the sunglasses for driving and water activities, choosing sunglasses with both polarized and UV protection lenses would be ideal.

2. To ensure your eyes are well protected, you need to shop for a pair of glasses that have UV 400+ protection.

This will block out almost 100% of the sun’s UV rays. Some sunglasses would label this as blocking 100% of all UV light.

Do not choose those sunglasses that simply say “absorbs UV”.

3. The best sunglasses may also come with an anti-reflective coating on the backs of the lenses.

Sunlight can come to your eyes from your peripheral vision, above your head, and behind your head.

Normal sunglasses don’t take this into account, and this leaves your eyes unprotected when the sun is above you.

The anti-reflective coating that some sunglasses have on the backs of the lenses can protect your eyes further by blocking the sun from reflecting into your eyes.

4. When choosing a pair of sunglasses, it is better to choose one that has larger frames and closer fitting in order to shield more UV rays.

Good eye protection comes in many shapes and sizes. Sunglasses are made by a lot of different companies that provide both protection and style for the consumer.

Buying a high-quality pair of sunglasses will keep your eyes protected, and they will last much longer than the cheap sunglasses at convenience stores.

While sunglasses are very important in protecting our eyes, we are not able to wear it the entire day or on every situation.

It may even cause headaches in people when they wear for long periods of time.

To truly protect your eyes, go to the next page and learn about the 3 patented eye nutrients to protect your eyes from the destructive UV rays.

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