Green Tea offers protection against eye diseases

Thursday,18 Feb 2010

Scientists have confiremed that Green tea is more than just a favorite of the health conscious.  Green Tea has newly realized benefits that could protect the eye against glaucoma and other eye diseases, according to research recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

The healthful substances found in green tea, known for beneficial and powerful antioxidants as well as disease-fighting properties, do penetrate into the tissues of the eye. The first publication that actually documents how the lens, retina, and other eye tissues absorb such substances confirms that green tea may helo protect against glaucoma and other common eye diseases.

Scientists from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong concluded "beyond a doubt" that eye structures absorbed antioxidants (specifically catechins), reducing harmful "oxidative stress" in the eye for close to a full day..