Now green tea keeps glaucoma and other eye diseases at bay

Scientists have confirmed that the healthy substances in green tea, well known for their powerful disease prevention and antioxidant properties, do penetrate into the tissues of the eye.
The new report documents how the retina, lens and other eye tissues absorb these substances, increasing the possibility that green tea could protect against glaucoma as well as other common eye diseases.
Chi Pui Pang and team emphasise that green tea “catechins” are amongst several antioxidants considered capable of protecting the eye. These include vitamin E, vitamin C, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Hitherto, noone knew whether or not catechins in green tea passed from the stomach and gastrointestinal tract into the eye tissues.
However, this new research categorically shows that this is the case. The effects of green tea catechins in decreasing harmful oxidative stress in the eye lasts up to 20 hours. Therefore, the research team concludes that green tea consumption can benefit the eye against oxidative stress .

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