Glaucoma, a condition that affects the eyes, can be quite serious and even result in blindness. The older you become, the more prone you are to developing glaucoma. Glaucoma patients typically range between 45 and 64 years of age.
Glaucoma can strike without warning and without symptoms. There is no cure for glaucoma, so it’s important to take the necessary steps to prevent it. This can be done through nutrition and diet, which can deter the onset of this eye condition.
It’s important to recognize what puts you at a higher risk of developing glaucoma. Risk factors for glaucoma include:
Here are some home remedies you can try to help improve your glaucoma.
Let’s first look at the different foods to add to your diet for proper nutrition to aid with glaucoma. These foods come packed with many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help fight off free radical damage.
When you are putting together a diet for glaucoma prevention, you will want to consider foods high in phytonutrients, rich in vitamins, and foods with good fat (omegas and monounsaturated). Specific foods to add to your diet for glaucoma prevention are:
Sticking with whole foods is the best form of prevention against glaucoma, as whole foods can provide the highest amount of the nutrients your eyes require.
Foods to avoid (they can increase your risk of glaucoma) include:
These food items can make your body toxic and rob your eyes of the nutrients they require.
Although some risk factors for glaucoma can’t be avoided (age, ethnicity, and family history), you can still improve your odds by eating the foods listed above and incorporating them into a glaucoma prevention diet.