As we age, our eyesight gradually weakens. And due to what we eat — for example eating the wrong types of food such as refined sugar, rather than a better choice stevia extract — we speed up the process and can even cause blindness in ourselves.
Certain other factors aside from what we eat can also contribute. Factors such as pollution, not protecting our eyes when in bright light, not exercising our eyes.
I’m talking about diseases such as Caratacts and Glaucoma.
We’ve all heard the old joke:
Q: How do you know carrots are good for your eyes?
A: Because you never see a rabbit wearing glasses!
Well, what if there was a better food?
Or better yet, a more effective food group to help your body naturally prevent blindness?
Would you regularly eat foods from that group?
What if we told you…
Regularly Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Reduces Your Risk Of Glaucoma
According to a recent follow up study led by Jae H. Kang, Sc.D., of Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues eating more leafy green vegetables helps protect your eyes from developing Glaucoma
They evaluated the association between dietary nitrate intake, derived mainly from green leafy vegetables, and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG; optic nerve damage from multiple possible causes that is chronic and progresses over time).
Let’s take a step back for a minute.
Two Types Of Glaucoma
There are two major categories “open angle” and “closed angle” glaucoma.
Open angle, is a chronic condition that progress slowly over long period of time without the person noticing vision loss until the disease is very advanced, that is why it is called “sneak thief of sight.”
Angle closure [Closed angle] can appear suddenly and is painful. Visual loss can progress quickly; however, the pain and discomfort lead patients to seek medical attention before permanent damage occurs.
How Dangerous is Glaucoma?
According to National Institutes of Health nih.gov, today about 2.3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma. It is estimated that an additional 2 million have the disease but don’t know it.
In their evaluation, the researchers found “evidence suggests that nitrate or nitrite, precursors for nitric oxide, is beneficial for blood circulation.”
The researchers also found that greater intake of dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables was associated with a 20 to 30 percent lower POAG risk; the association was particularly strong (40-50% — LOWER risk) for POAG with early paracentral visual field loss &&40;a subtype of POAG linked to dysfunction in blood flow autoregulation&41;.
Wouldn”t it be a great idea to eat more green leafy vegetables. Especially since eating more leafy green vegetables is associated with a 20-30% — LOWER risk of primary open-angle glaucoma.
That’s a choice You will have to make.
So… What do You have to say about this?!