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You have heard from me about my increased energy, better sleep, and overall feeling of health. Today I discovered another benefit of improving your diet.

Since I was 12 I have worn glasses. Every few years I find that I have become slightly more near-sighted and need a slightly stronger prescription. This has gone on with a certain consistency that I have never questioned. I have heard one can improve their vision,  have heard that diet and even eye exercises etc to improve ones vision but have never given it the time or effort to see any results. As the decline in my vision has been so slight, I have never really worried myself too much about it.

Today I went to the eye doctor as I have noticed that the glasses I purchased 3 years ago seem slightly off and I knew it was time to find out my new prescription. I was surprised with the news “your current glasses are over-correcting.”

Yes, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before, but now that I am consuming a diet composed of mostly fruits and vegetables why wouldn’t my vision improve? A little Google-ing shows that there are studies to show vision improves with vitamins (usually ending in recommendations to take supplements). I like how one website I found was titled “Improve vision naturally” but ended with a list of supplements. Well here is a testimony that one can improve vision “naturally” with fruits and vegetables! [Note, I do take a vitamin D supplement in the winter months as I do not get enough sun, but I fully believe a very good diet supersedes the need for supplementation]

Once again I am just astonished that our standard American diet has led us into a path of poorer vision, like poorer health, increased rates of again, and so many other undesirable side effects yet we have done little to question these habits. I am reminded again how grateful I am to have  been directed into a new way of eating, and improved health!

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