-Dr. Kathy Johnson, PhD, CMC
In a recent study, scientists have found that some ingredients found in green tea may help senior citizens that face glaucoma and other eye diseases. Green tea is known to carry antioxidants and other immunity boosters that can greatly improve one’s health. For example, one of the antioxidants in green tea, called catechins, has vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
Resarcher Chi Pui Pang and his colleagues discovered that parts of the eye such as the lens and retina are able to absorb the antioxidants from the green tea to protect from common eye diseases that affect millions of senior citizens. It is an amazing finding that the catechins are able to pass from the stomach and gastrointestinal tract into the tissues of the eye. By consuming green tea, it can help senior care by protecting the eye against oxidative stress.