How to Prevent Blindness in Aged People?

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It is common to see blindness with old age. But, do you know you can prevent this from occurring? All that you have to do is simple, replace your crash diet and eat healthy. You must develop healthy eating habits and learn the nutritional value of certain foods which are good for your eye, skin and heart. If you follow this diet you can allay any ailments related to your eye, skin, hair and heart.

Research has revealed that when you eat food high in omega 3 fatty acids it has the power to avert blindness due to old age. The various varieties of fish such as tuna, sardine, mackerel and cod are good for your eyes. It helps lower down macular degeneration and helps eye sight retention. Health experts and their findings also reveal that an appropriate balance among various nutrients are essential for maximizing nutritional benefit.

Eye problems with old age are:

- Macular degeneration
- Cataract

Macular degeneration can be treated with spinach, carrots, nuts, colourful vegetables and fruits. In order to improve your vision, you must eat food that can thicken the macular pigment. When lutein found in food gets converted into zeaxanthin, it facilitates your vision. All senior citizen must eat a lot of colourful vegetables especially carrot and spinach which helps vision and reduces the risk of cataract and macular degeneration.

Fish with its rich source of omega 3 fatty acids help fight against macular degeneration and cataract. If you are a non vegetarian, eat a lot of fish such as tuna, cod, sardines and mackerel. If you are a vegetarian or hate to eat fish then you can consume tablets which contain cod liver oil. Gulp down these tablets every day, they are good for your skin and hair too.

Berries, broccoli, spinach, and tomatoes all provide antioxidants that are closely associated with preventing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and degenerative eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration.

Food products consisting of the below is essential for your eye sight:

- Carotenoids
- Beta carotene
- Vitamin E
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- lutein and zeaxanthin
- B-vitamin niacin

Spinach is a rich source of four ingredients good for vision as mentioned above. Research is indicating that increasing levels of these compounds, which include vitamins C and E, betacarotene, selenium, coenzyme Ql 0, flavonoids, and sulfur-containing amino acids (cystein and methionine), can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, macular degeneration, and other age-related degenerative conditions.

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