Home  |  Healthy Eating  |  Diet Therapy  |  Diet for Women  |  Diet for Men |  Diet for High Blood Pressure 

Green Vegetables Prevent Cataracts

Cataract is a common eye disease in the elderly. If you want to prevent cataract, your usual diet is also very important. You can eat more green vegetables.

Green vegetables contain a large amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are antioxidants. They can absorb harmful light into the eyes, prevent the aging of the eyes, delay visual impairment, and thus protect the lens in the eyes. In addition, these substances can also protect the eyes from the damage of ultraviolet sunlight, and thus play a role in the prevention and treatment of cataracts.

Vegetables rich in lutein and zeaxanthin include spinach, green pepper and broccoli.

Another antioxidant is vitamin C. Vitamin C can protects proteins and other components in the lens of the eye. Vitamin C also can improves the nutrition of the retina and avoids ultraviolet damage. Studies have shown that vitamin C is very high in the lens of healthy eyes, but very low in the lens of cataract patients.

Therefore, eating more fresh vegetables and fruits, especially dark green vegetables, is beneficial to the prevention of cataract in the elderly.

See also:

Diet Therapy:
Change diet and lifestyle to treat diseases.

Healthy Eating:
Develop a healthy eating habit.

Diet for Women:
Healthy Eating Habits for Women.

Diet for Men:
Multiple Recommended Diets for Men.