Cataracts are the main cause of vision loss. In fact, cataracts are the main culprit of blindness in the world. Generally, cataracts occur over age 40, and only in U.S. more than 22 million people have this disease. The main cause of the cataract is clouding of the lens.
The lens is made of protein and water. When you getting older, protein structure is altered leading to a vision blurring.
“Notice: You need to ask your family doctor about your condition and the treatment that you must follow and if you need surgery to replace your natural lenses with artificial ones. Do not forget, cataract is a very serious condition and only a correct approach can lead to effective results.“
But back to our article. A good medical treatment can be combined with herbal remedies that have worked great in many cases of cataract.
Rosemary, this fragrant herb, used generally, as a spice, it is a very rich antioxidant herb. It also contains many ingredients that can help you to fight the cataract. Rosemary must be customary in your diet. Use rosemary generously in all kind of foods, especially in potatoes, fish and chicken.
Brazil nuts are very rich in vitamin “E” and Selenium. This is a powerful antioxidant composition and is extremely beneficial for those suffering from cataracts and having a severe selenium deficiency.
Consumption of Brazil nuts helps slowing this negative process, cataracts. But not only that. It was found that in many cases consumption of Brazil nuts have prevented the occurrence of the cataracts.
Mint tea is recommended to reduce stress. In addition, mint tea is efficient against cataracts. It prevents and reduces the risks of cataracts occurrence.
I think anyone knows the beneficial effects of carrots regarding the eyes, in particular, their compounds, so-called carotenoids, which give in fact, this wonderful red.
These pigments are your reliable ally against cataracts, heart disease and even, cancer.
Only 50 mg of carrots are sufficient to protect you against cataract.
The banal onion must be present in all dishes, stews or soups. It is recognized that onion slows the cataract process.
Onion is rich in quercetin and this substance is extremely efficient in the fight against cataracts, especially in people with diabetes.
Like onion, garlic is effective in the fight against cataract. Garlic can be used directly in your recipes; it can be eaten raw or can be drunk as juice.
Purslane is an amazing herb used as vegetable in Greek and Middle East cuisine. But, this wonderful herb is composed of antioxidants and carotenoids and is very rich in vitamins “C” and “E”.
Especially, glutathione is an antioxidant famous in cataract prevention.
A half a cup of fresh purslane can reduce the cataract occurrence risks. You vcan grow purslane in a ceramic pot in your kitchen.
Turmeric belongs to ginger family and is known for over 4,000 years. It has been used to treat a large variety of affections such infections and even cancers.
As purslane, turmeric is extremely rich in antioxidants, carotenoids and vitamins. Therefore, you can use turmeric to slow down the cataracts progress. Turmeric can be consumed as a spice in various dishes.
Capers another ordinary vegetable. But few know that Capers are great as cure for those suffering from cataracts.
Capers have aldose-reductase inhibitors that are great in cataract prevention.
Try to have capers in most of your dishes.
I do not think is someone who does not know the beneficial effects of ginger. How comes it could not be.
Ginger is so rich in antioxidants that it is successfully used as a remedy for cataract. Ginger can be eaten raw or cooked.