5 vegan foods to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress
According to the Global Prevalence of Glaucoma and Projections report, in 2013, the number of people (aged 40–80 years) with glaucoma worldwide was estimated to be 64.3 million, increasing to 76.0 million in 2020 and 111.8 million in 2040. So, if you have a family history of glaucoma disease and want to do something about it, the 5 vegan foods below may be able to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress.
It is already established science that ingesting Dietary antioxidants, like vitamin C, β-carotene (vitamin A) and vitamin B3 (niacin), found in fruit and vegetables, is an efficient way to prevent glaucoma or stoping its progress. This is because oxidative stress may play a role in glaucoma, as it causes damage to DNA in the trabecular meshwork that may compromise outflow and increase intra ocular pressure.
So, below are 5 vegan foods that are rich with the antioxidants aforementioned, providing the nutrients needed to prevent glaucoma or stop its progress. The measurements given are based on 100 grams of serve, according to self nutrition data.
Peppers, sweet, green, freeze-dried offer a good amount of antioxidants, providing you with 1900mg of vitamin C, 7,4 mg of niacin and 8681 IU of vitamin A. It has also been reported to prevent cancer,boost immunity, lower cholesterol and more.
Kale is superfood powerhouse in terms of nutrients, and the health benefits it provides. It has been reported that kale can lower blood pressure and improve skin health.Raw kale will provide you with 15376 IU of Vitamin A, 120 mg of vitamin C and 1.0 mg of niacin.
Acerola will absolutely boost you vitamin C levels by providing 1677 mg , 767 IU of vitamin A and 0.4 mg of niacin. Because acerola is one of the best sources of vitamin C, it has been reported to be a natural food to treat asthma.
Grapefruit juice concentrate, unsweetened, undiluted will provide you with 31.0 IU of vitamin A, 120mg of 120 mg of vitamin c and 0.8 mg of niacin. In addition to that, grapefruit is a fat burning superfood ideal for weight loss.
100 grams of guava amount to 228 mg of vitamin C, 624 IU of vitamin A and 1.1 mg of niacin. Guava is also rich in Lycopene, an antioxidant that has been reported to be a viable treatment for various cancers.
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