Anti-cataract, eat more green vegetables

“I didn’t have a good eyesight before I had a cataract. The back of the thing was getting more and more blurred. The doctor said it was a cataract. No, it took me to see the surgery again. So you must pay attention to the eye problems. Sloppy.” Recently, 61-year-old Jiang’s grandmother had a cataract surgery. She had a very good postoperative effect and was anxious to be an “eye health” promoter in the community.

We know that cataract is a common eye disease in the elderly, but many elderly friends said that they are “very helpless” for the arrival of cataract. How can we prevent it? Experts say that if you want to prevent cataracts, your usual diet is also very important. You can eat more green vegetables.

Experts say that powerful antioxidants can protect against the cumulative effects of oxidative damage, protect the eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and thus prevent cataracts.

In particular, lutein and zeaxanthin have a strong antioxidant effect, which can absorb harmful light entering the eyeball, prevent eye aging, delay vision loss, and achieve optimal lens protection.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are common in dark green vegetables, including spinach, green pepper, green broccoli, and kale, which are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. Another antioxidant is vitamin C.

Vitamin C has been recognized as protecting proteins and other components in the lens of the eye. Vitamin C helps collagen strengthen the microvascular strength, thereby nourishing the retina and avoiding UV damage. Studies have shown that there is a high vitamin C in the lens of a healthy eye, and the vitamin C content in the lens of the eye of a cataract patient is much less.

Therefore, eating more fresh vegetables and fruits, especially dark green vegetables, is beneficial to the prevention of cataract in the elderly. But try to avoid the impact of other foods on cataract prevention.