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Coffee is good for the eyes too
05-07-2014, 01:16 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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A cup of coffee a day may keep retinal damage away
By
Krishna Ramanujan

Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Aside from java’s energy jolt, food scientists say you may reap another health benefit from a daily cup of joe: prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible blindness from retinal degeneration due to glaucoma, aging and diabetes.

Raw coffee is, on average, just 1 percent caffeine, but it contains 7 to 9 percent chlorogenic acid (CLA), a strong antioxidant that prevents retinal degeneration in mice, according to a Cornell study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (December 2013).

The retina is a thin tissue layer on the inside, back wall of the eye with millions of light-sensitive cells and other nerve cells that receive and organize visual information. It is also one of the most metabolically active tissues, demanding high levels of oxygen and making it prone to oxidative stress. The lack of oxygen and production of free radicals leads to tissue damage and loss of sight.

In the study, mice eyes were treated with nitric oxide, which creates oxidative stress and free radicals, leading to retinal degeneration, but mice pretreated with CLA developed no retinal damage.

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2014...amage-away

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05-07-2014, 01:46 PM #2
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I usually start my day with a short-liter of coffee with half and half, (whole-whole milk).

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05-07-2014, 01:54 PM #3
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having coffee right now coffeetime.gif

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05-07-2014, 02:01 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm going to have an afternoon cup right now! With whole milk of course coffeetime.gif

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05-07-2014, 02:09 PM #5
j browsing Member
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good morning hug.gif raining here today..bleh.gif we did get some of the back woods cleared yesterday with the help of the township..they brought their giant wood chipper and got rid of all the broken limbs..a lot of our evergreen trees really got damaged from the cold and snow..hoping they will come back uhoh.gif

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05-07-2014, 02:24 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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What type of evergreen trees do you have?

Oh and here's some more coffee for you

İmage

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05-07-2014, 02:44 PM #7
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chuckle.gif Grumpy coffee... good.png

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05-07-2014, 03:01 PM #8
j browsing Member
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(05-07-2014, 02:24 PM)Octo Wrote:  What type of evergreen trees do you have?

Oh and here's some more coffee for you

İmage

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cedars I believe lol.gif @ JR

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05-07-2014, 03:06 PM #9
j browsing Member
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correction these along our property http://www.thetreefarm.com/arborvitae-emerald-green

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05-07-2014, 03:09 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh those! There are those around here too (not wild, lol), they can grow quite big 13.gif
05-07-2014, 03:15 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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But since we're on the retinal damage thing over coffee this morning I have to say I've noticed a dramatic change in my eyesight since incorporating blueberries in my daily diet. Or Bilberries they would be known as in the Americas I guess. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilberry

Quote:Although the effect of bilberry on night vision is unfounded, laboratory studies in rats have provided preliminary evidence that bilberry consumption may inhibit or reverse eye disorders such as macular degeneration.

If there was one thing I could have every day for the rest of my life it would be blueberries in a bowl of yogurt. yay.gif
05-07-2014, 03:18 PM #12
j browsing Member
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I guess they were planted on one side of the property line as a natural fence..there is another one in the back yard area I believe that is some kind of drawf spruce..that one really didn't winter well..i was told we have to see in a few weeks if there is new needle growth..then we can trim away the dead stuff ..the one's on the property line don't have as much damage and all they are is a pain in the arse when mowing the lawn..have to get the trimmer out and trim underneath them chuckle.gif

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05-07-2014, 04:35 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(05-07-2014, 03:15 PM)Octo Wrote:  But since we're on the retinal damage thing over coffee this morning I have to say I've noticed a dramatic change in my eyesight since incorporating blueberries in my daily diet. Or Bilberries they would be known as in the Americas I guess. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilberry

Quote:Although the effect of bilberry on night vision is unfounded, laboratory studies in rats have provided preliminary evidence that bilberry consumption may inhibit or reverse eye disorders such as macular degeneration.

If there was one thing I could have every day for the rest of my life it would be blueberries in a bowl of yogurt. yay.gif

Good morning Octo and everyone. I think bilberries are different from blueberries, at least here in Canada they are. dunno.gif I haven't had enough coffee yet to jumpstart me into researching it. But, yeah, blueberries in yogurt is my absolute favourite too.
05-07-2014, 04:45 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Bilberries are also known as European blueberries, but from what I see they also grow in the western parts of North America.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinium_myrtillus

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05-07-2014, 04:47 PM #15
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Morning Kritters! hug.gif

A good cup of coffee is the only way to start the day.My new iCoffee makes excellent coffee but I'll never have better coffee than my cousin in Amsterdam made.



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