How can I help prevent from getting cataracts? Are there things I can do or foods that I can eat to help prevent cataracts?
Cataracts occur due to a normal aging process of our body. But there are certain factors that can accelerate their growth. -UV radiation -Smoking -Diabetes -Certain medications Many researchers agree that lifestyle changes, including eating a proper diet including appropriate nutrients can help slow down the progression of cataract growth by at least one third. Consuming foods rich in vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin C, carotenoids, beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin can decrease cataract formation.
The following foods are especially rich in lutein and zeaxanthin:
The second tier of preferred foods include:
-Raw, fresh corn
-Organic peaches (Vitamin content is reduced by cooking)
By living a healthy lifestyle with the appropriate diet and consumption of appropriate vitamins, patients can help reduce cataract growth rate.