Eating more green peppers can prevent cataracts

Abstract: cataract patients eat more green vegetables, which can protect their eyes. For example, spinach, green pepper and mustard can also prevent cataracts., Spinach, green pepper and mustard blue can reduce UV damage.,

spinach, green pepper and mustard blue can reduce UV damage.

powerful antioxidants can protect against the cumulative effects of oxidative damage, protect the eyes from the damage of sunlight and ultraviolet rays, and then play a role in the prevention and treatment of cataract. In particular, substances called lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids with strong antioxidant effect. They can absorb harmful light entering the eyeball, prevent eye aging, delay vision loss and achieve the best lens protection effect by virtue of their strong antioxidant properties, It can reduce the UV radiation damage to lens cells by 50% ~ 60%, and its antioxidant effect is twice that of vitamin E. Lutein and zeaxanthin are common in dark green vegetables, including spinach, green pepper, green cauliflower, mustard and kale. They are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help absorb ultraviolet rays and protect eyes from the damage of ultraviolet rays, so as to prevent white cataract. Another antioxidant is vitamin C. Vitamin C has been found to protect the protein and other components of eye lens. Vitamin C can help collagen strengthen the strength of microvessels, so as to nourish the retina and avoid UV damage. Research shows that there is a high content of vitamin C in the lens of healthy eyes, while the content of vitamin C in the lens of cataract patients is much less. Fresh vegetables and fruits, Especially dark green vegetables (leaves), such as radish tassel, mustard, green pepper, cappuccino, cauliflower, broccoli, amaranth, shepherd’s purse and spinach, are rich in vitamin C. Therefore, cataract patients should eat more dark green and fresh vegetables, and try to avoid the following foods: 1. Fried food, artificial fat, margarine and animal fat, because these foods will be added Rapid oxidation reaction makes people prone to cataract.     2. Whole milk powder, milk, cream, cheese, ice cream and other lactose rich dairy products, such as lactose in milk, are decomposed into galactose through the action of lactic acid enzyme, and some people’s metabolic ability to galactose in milk decreases. In addition, galactose will interfere with the utilization of vitamin B2 in dairy products and deposit it on the lens of the eyes of the elderly. The protein is easy to denature, resulting in the decrease of lens transparency and easy to induce or aggravate cataract.