How to Prevent Glaucoma Vision Loss Before It’s too Late

Eat Your Greens

Turns out, your mom was right when she told you to eat your greens. Eating vegetables is one of the healthiest things you can do. Vegetables contain antioxidants and other disease-fighting compounds that are difficult to find elsewhere. Furthermore, phytochemicals reduce inflammation and eliminate carcinogens, regulate the rate at which your cells reproduce, get rid of old cells and maintain DNA. That’s all very important stuff. Most noteworthy, it could be how to prevent glaucoma vision loss before it’s too late.

Vision Health

Nitrates in veggies have multiple health benefits, including for your vision health. An estimated 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma which is the leading cause of blindness for those over 60. Because glaucoma doesn’t display any symptoms in its early stages, many don’t know they even have it until vision loss becomes noticeable. Therefore, prevention is the best cure.

So, how do leafy greens help? Nitrates convert into nitric oxide which relaxes and dilates the blood vessels, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. This can actually prevent glaucoma because glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve, often due to high blood pressure. Some evidence also indicates that nitric oxide signaling may be involved in maintaining low eye pressure. [the_ad id=”1796″]

Sources of Nitrates

Now do you think it’s time to add more nitrate-rich veggies to your diet? Here’s a list of some of the best sources:

  • Collard greens
  • Cabbage
  • Beets
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Green beans

The small, central part of the retina responsible for detailed central vision is called the macula. High concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin are found in the macula, making these two nutrients important for eye health.


Red cabbage, cilantro, garnet amaranth, and green daikon radish are particularly nutritious microgreens, but you may also want to try basil, broccoli, kale and sunflower microgreens. Finally, what’s best for your wallet and for optimal freshness is to grow your own.


Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant that can prevent blindness. Moreover, it’s more powerful than lutein and zeaxanthin, able to cross over the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retinal barrier to bring antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection directly to the eyes.

Black Currants

Some of the highest levels of anthocyanins can be found in black currants –even more than in bilberries. Also, black currents are rich in essential fatty acids and protect the body from DNA cleavage, estrogenic activity, and enzyme inhibition. Additionally, they decrease capillary permeability, and boost production of cytokines.

If you can’t find fresh black currants, you can try using black currant seed oil, also available in capsule form.

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See Also:

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