How To Prevent Cataract Naturally

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The lens in eye contains protein fibers. When these fibers clump together, the lenses loose clarity, leading to blurred vision or loss of vision.

There are few natural ways by which you can protect yourself from cataract, some of which are:

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 acids are excellent anti inflammatory agents; they protect proteins in lenses from clumping. Omega-3 rich foods include flax seeds, sardines and salmon. 

2. Green leafy vegetables 

All veggies green and yellow contain zeaxanthin, lutin and caroteniods which are good for your eyes. Carrots and other coloured foods contain vitamin A and beta-carotene in high quantities, which boost vision. This type of food helps the retina and the other parts of the eye function efficiently.

3. Herbs 

Research has shown that bilberry which is rich in antioxidants and turmeric with anti- inflammatory factors prevent cataract development. Herbs like Ginkgo biloba are considered excellent for eyesight. They also maintain normal flow of blood to the cells. 

4. Avocados

Avocado which is known as a powerhouse of nutrients, is a store house of  caroteniods, beta-carotene, vitamin C, B6 and E. Avocados too maintain normal functioning of eyes.

5. Nuts

Nuts and seeds are full of vitamin E, which protect eye cells from free radical damage. All you need to do is eat about an ounce of almonds or sunflower seeds everyday to keep your eyes healthy. Walnuts and pistachios are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. 

Following are a few preventive measures to keep your eyes protected:

  • Improve the quality of light in your surroundings.
  • Avoid driving at night.
  • In the day time, wear glares and a cap or hat to protect yourself from the bright afternoon light.
  • Go for regular eye check-up at least once a year. 
  • Practice necessary tips if using contact lenses.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Keep your sugar under control.
  • All these natural ingredients if added in your meals everyday will help you keep your eyes health, giving you a perfect vision. 

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