While gowning up our parents have always told us that we have to eat more carrots so that we will have better eyesight. But the latest researches have proven that there are vegetables that can helps us more in achieving this goal. Especially leaf green vegetable have 30% more chance to help us with eye problems. Glaucoma which is a disease of optic nerves in the eye can be cured with leafy green vegetables.
When we say leafy green vegetables we mean spinach, kale and lettuce, the latest studies have proven that this vegetables can help in reducing the risk of glaucoma by up to 30%. But these vegetables are also good for blood circulation which is as well a very big factor in humans’ body.
Nearly 3 million people in the US currently suffer from glaucoma, these findings of how the leafy green vegetable are influencing this disease could help prevent additional glaucoma cases from developing. Glaucoma occurs because of damage to the optic nerve, often when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. This disease is a leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 60. Previous research suggested that nitrate – which is found in leafy green vegetables – is beneficial for blood circulation. The scientists analyzed the diets and eye exams of nearly 64,000 women between 1984 and 2012, as well as 41,000 men. Each of the participants were over the age of 40 at the time the study began – and none of they had glaucoma. The participants had eye exams every two years. The surveys followed up with the participants over 25 years.
The participants were given repeated questionnaires, which allows researchers to evaluate their nitrate intake and glaucoma risk. And, over the course of the study, 1,483 of the participants developed the disease. The researchers looked at the participants’ dietary intake. They found that those with greater intake of dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables had a 20 to 30 per cent lower glaucoma risk.