Our eyes are important, that should go without saying.
With how important our eyes are, it is disturbing to think of the large number of ailments that may befall our eyes. Conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, refractive concerns, and macular degeneration... and that is only a few of many possibilities!
While this is concerning, there is hope, and it comes in the form of great news for tea lovers. There are recent studies that have shown the the catechins and polyphenols in green tea are helpful in protecting your overall eye health. The effects also appear to be longer lasting than when these compounds are derived from synthetic sources; in fact, one cup of green tea may provide eye health protection for up to 20 hours!
In addition to the tea itself, there are a number of additives to the teas that may be helpful in protecting the eyes. These additives are simple herbs and spices, and can include cayenne pepper, bilberry, and fennel, just to name a few.
The Whistling Kettle is an on-line tea store and retailer Albany, Saratoga and Greater Capital Region, NY area for loose leaf tea. We have a large online catalog of unique teas including herbal and weight loss, pu-erh tea, organic tea and customized wellness blends. Our tea rooms and cafes are located in Troy and Ballston Spa NY and feature delicious, made to order food, beer, wine, coffee and of course tea!