Antioxidants in the diet help to prevent cataracts. Thirty thousand women in Sweden were followed for an average of 7.7 years. The incidence of cataracts was compared with dietary antioxidant intake. (JAMA March 10, 2015 pp 1048-49) Women ingesting the highest dietary antioxidants had a significantly lower incidence of cataracts than those with the lowest antioxidant intake.
The main sources of antioxidants were fruits and vegetables, whole grains and coffee.Continue Reading
In not so surprising news, those individuals who ate a wide variety of foods high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, had the least susceptibility and risk for developing cataracts, according to a recent study.
IPM offers the nutritional supplement 4 Sight, formulated to promote good eye health.
Source: Healthy Diets and the Subsequent Prevalence of Nuclear Cataract in Women
Catechins, a family of polyphenols (plant chemicals) found in green tea, may help protect the eyes against glaucoma and other eye related diseases, according to recent research. The green tea compounds can travel from the digestive system into the tissues of the eyes.
Researchers analyzed eye tissue from rats that drank green tea and found that the lens, retina and other tissues absorbed significant amounts of the catechins. Catechins act as powerful antioxidants that protect sensitive eye tissue from oxidative damage which can be caused by UV radiation and other sources.
Our green tea extract provides a therapeutic dose of EGCg, the most heavily studied catechin derived from green tea.
Source: Green Tea Catechins and Their Oxidative Protection in the Rat Eye