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01 Oct

Eating Your Way to Cataract Prevention

Cataract, or clouding of the eye’s lenses, is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the world today. Although its exact cause is still unknown, cataract is often associated with aging. Here at our Las Cruces eye care practice, we emphasize the importance of consuming a diet that will help reduce your risk of cataracts via lessening the effects of oxidative stress brought about by aging.

The following studies have linked the consumption of certain food groups avoiding cataract:

  • Researchers in an Australian study found out that a diet that is very high in carbohydrates could increase one’s risk of having cataract. When consuming carbs, choose those that are least processed such as sweet potatoes, fruits, and vegetables.
  • This study by researchers at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin revealed that “diets rich in lutein and zeaxanthin are moderately associated with decreased prevalence of cataracts in older women”. Foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin include spinach, kale, collards, turnip greens, green peas, broccoli, green beans, eggs, and lettuce.

Cataract Prevention in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Shape up your diet for excellent vision now! Let us help you come up with an eating plan that will reduce your risk of cataract as you age. Call us at 1-800-323-4764 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with us today!

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