When a person feels bad, or something gets in the eye, he cries. The ability to cry in each of us is manifested by the release of tears.
This happens due to nervous irritation of the lacrimal apparatus, or is associated with chemical irritation of the eyes, as, for example, when cutting onions.
The lacrimal glands are very important to the human body. Due to their moisturizing effect, the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes are in working order. In addition, tears remove dust particles and neutralize microorganisms. Tears are collected at the inner corner of the eyes, in the area of ”lacrimal lakes”, from which they then flow down the cheeks and moisturize the nasal mucosa.
This is interesting:
- The lacrimal glands produce up to 10 ml of tears every day.
- The bactericidal properties of tears are manifested by the protein lysozyme.
- With tears, harmful substances formed during nervous tension or stress are removed from the body.
For the proper functioning of the lacrimal apparatus, B vitamins must be present in the diet, which strengthen the nervous system. Vitamin A is necessary for the mucous gland, vitamin C strengthens the vessels of the lacrimal ducts, and vitamin D accelerates the regeneration of cells in the lacrimal apparatus. Of the trace elements and other useful substances, iodine is very useful, which has a bactericidal effect on the entire body, as well as lutein and juglone phytoncide.
Healthy foods for the lacrimal glands
- Chicken eggs are a complete source of lutein, which stimulates the cells of the lacrimal glands.
- Chicken meat is rich in proteins, which are an irreplaceable building material for the cellular structures of the eye glands. In addition, chicken meat is also rich in selenium and B vitamins. It is this fact that makes chicken practically indispensable for the nutrition of glandular tissues.
- Walnuts. They contain a large amount of polyunsaturated acids, which have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the eyes. In addition, the juglone phytoncide contained in them increases the protective function of tears.
- Fatty fish. Like nuts, fish oil is an important part of the human diet, thanks to which the cells of the lacrimal glands are regenerated.
- Rosehip. Contains a large amount of vitamin C, which strengthens blood vessels and has a stimulating effect on the glandular cells of the eyes.
- Carrot. It is a source of provitamin A. It feeds the lacrimal glands.
- Chocolate. It activates the work of the tear ducts, as a result of which they receive protection from stagnation and possible formation of stones.
- Seaweed. Due to the large amount of iodine, it has a bactericidal effect on pathogenic microorganisms.
- Chicory. Strengthens blood circulation, and also accelerates metabolic processes in the glands. Thanks to this, the lacrimal glands acquire protection from stone formation.
Due to the normal operation of the lacrimal apparatus, not only the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes, the nasal mucosa are moistened, but also they are protected from all kinds of pathogenic microorganisms. Therefore, in order to provide the body with additional protection, you should also worry about the health of the lacrimal glands. For this, the following recommendations must be followed:
- But to allow hypothermia of the eyes.
- Carry out a light massage of the eyebrows daily.
- It is very important to provide your eyes with adequate nutrition, thanks to which the glands receive everything they need to function.
Nervous strain and stress can also harm the condition of the lacrimal glands. Therefore, it is desirable to treat the difficulties of life easily, assessing what is happening from a philosophical point of view.
Folk remedies for cleaning and restoring the functions of the lacrimal glands
Contrary to popular belief that tears are a sign of weakness and powerlessness (“men do not cry”), it is tears that can protect the eyes from inflammation. For women, this, of course, will not be difficult, romantic stories will come to their aid … And men, in order to cry, should … cut onions!
This will help keep the lacrimal glands in working order and prevent them from forming stones.
Harmful foods for the lacrimal glands
- Alcoholic drinks… Due to the alcohol content in them, they have a negative effect on the lacrimal ducts, as a result of which the wetting of the conjunctiva and cornea is disrupted.
- Sausages, “crackers” and other foods of long-term storage… They contain substances that can negatively affect the chemical composition of tears.
- Salt (a lot). It causes changes in the lacrimal apparatus, as a result of which the production of tears is disrupted.