In my practice I have seen many
elderly patients who are unable to
go out on their own due to weak vision. And,
due to this they have to stay home which
they don’t like. Because of this reason some develop
depression which create other health issue in old age. So,
‘Prevention is always better than cure’ as once
Damaged, eye tissue is difficult to repair at
certain age. Let us see what happen
to your vision once you start aging…..
As you get older, one of the reasons of your weak
vision is due to age related macular degeneration (ARMD).
Macula is the region of your retina where
there is maximum visual sensitivity. Your
macula can get damaged from the free
radicals which develops in your body due to
long exposure to sun light. This
damage gets build up over the time.
What can help?
One of the well-known antioxidants known as
Lutein is found in the macula & thus,
this lutein plays an important role in
maintaining your vision. Lutein protects
your macula by acting as an optical filter for
sunlight. As an antioxidant, it also
soaks up the free radicals.
Good vegetarian sources of lutein are:
You must be preparing cooked spinach vegetable that is good but,
you can also add raw spinach to your salads
Before eating raw spinach, it is must to wash it properly.
You can have steamed broccoli or broccoli soup.
Taking ½ katori raw sprouts in morning is very beneficial.
You can make green peas subji, green peas stuffed
paratha and green peas patties or cutlet.
You must have heard from your great grand parents
‘Include more of raw greens in your diet to make your eye healthy & strong’
You have heard all these things and listened somewhere from
your elderly. They have experienced it. So,
listen to them and start eating more of green vegetables.
May your healthy food help you to maintain
your vision even in your old age….
That’s all for today
See you next week with another Tuesday Tip.
Till then… Take care….
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician