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Lifestyle: Reduce risk of cataract by half with these super foods

Cataract is a condition that is experienced principally among the aged. This eye defect develops as one ages.

The lens in the eye gradually becomes cloudy to the point where vision is eventually lost over time (blindness).

Once this condition occurs, the individual would be required to undergo a surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new clear lens to restore vision.

Thankfully, this condition an absolutely preventable. All you need to do is to choose your food with care and you could drastically reduce the risk of  developing cataracts.

Below are some super foods you may want to consider eating from today to save your vision.

Carrots – Carrots are good for your eyes. One of the powerful nutrients in carrots is lutein, which is a major component of many yellow and orange fruits and vegetables.

Lutein, along with another carotenoid called zeaxanthin, helps absorb the harmful ultraviolet blue light found in sunlight to maintain good eye health.

Avocados – Avocados are dense in nutrients for maintaining good overall health. They contain lutein, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin E which are all great in preventing cataracts.

Salmon – Salmon is super rich in astaxanthin, a carotenoid that gives salmon and lobster their reddish color. “Astaxanthin protects the eyes from free-radical damage and helps retard the formation of cataracts,” Dr. Joseph Mercola, author of the best-selling The No-Grain Diet, revealed in Newsmax Health.

Salmon also has generous amounts of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), the main omega-3 fatty acid found in salmon. A study found that women who ate fish three times a week reduced their risk of cataracts by 11 percent when compared to women who only ate fish once a month.

Orange juice – Orange juice contains liberal amounts of vitamin C, and studies have suggested that vitamin C can reduce the risk of cataracts.

 Green tea – Again, scientists from the University of Scranton found that tea, both black and green, reduced glucose levels in the eye lens of rats and cut their risk of cataracts by half.

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