STOP Glaucoma With These Tasty Foods

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

As you get older, you know how important it is to protect your eyesight.

Losing your sight could lead to a life of darkness, confusion and even a loss of freedom.

That’s why you get your yearly eye exam, take your vitamins and wear your sunglasses.

But the fact is these measures may not be enough. You see, over 3 million Americans already have a debilitating disease that can result in partial or total blindness — glaucoma.

And if that weren’t scary enough, whatever amount of vision you lose to glaucoma is lost forever.

Fortunately, researchers have found a delicious food that can help reduce your chances of developing glaucoma… and I’m just not talking about carrots.

Instead, I’m talking about leafy green vegetables like spinach, broccoli and kale.

A recent study involving over 100,000 participants found that folks who ate leafy greens on a daily basis decreased their risk of developing glaucoma by an outstanding 30 percent.

And the good news just gets better…

Daily greens eaters were also 50 percent less likely to develop a devastating type of glaucoma that ruins your vision in the central vision field — what’s right in front of you.

Leafy green vegetables can fight glaucoma because they help increase the blood flow to your eyes, which in turn, decreases your risk of developing glaucoma.

You see, the amount of blood that reaches your eyes is crucial because blood carries the nutrients necessary for good vision directly to the eyes.

Additionally, leafy greens contain nitrates that your body converts to nitric oxide. Once converted, nitric oxide can help relax your blood vessels and increase blood flow throughout your body, including your eyes.

Many foods like beets, arugula, spinach, garlic, citrus fruits and, of course, carrots contain high levels of vision-protecting nitrates.

But if you’re like most folks, you may not be getting enough of these eye boosters in your daily diet. If that’s the case, you can supplement with arginine to raise your nitric oxide levels. You can find arginine at natural health store or through online retailers.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

Ed. Note: Please send your feedback: nmoore@lfb.org – and click here to like us on Facebook.


Sources

[1] Association of Dietary Nitrate Intake With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

[2] Glaucoma Facts and Stats

[3] Find a Vitamin or Supplement L – ARGININE

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

View More Free Articles

MAILBAG: Slow Dementia Down with THIS “Sugar Fix”

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, My wife has recently begun showing signs of dementia. Her doctor has put her on medicine to try and “slow the progression” but, if anything, she seems like she’s just getting worse. Is there anything we can do? –Martin from Durham, North Carolina Hi Martin, Some medications claim to slow...

Read This

Common Weed Killer Causes IBD?

It always puzzles me how anyone thinks we can spray toxic chemicals on our crops and NOT have them affect our health! Because despite what food manufacturers may claim, chemical residues from pesticides and herbicides show up on (and IN) the conventionally grown food we eat. And research makes it clear that these creepy chemicals...

Read This

All-Natural Solution FIGHTS Vision Loss

I think you’ll agree that aging should come with some perks. And chief among them is FINALLY having the time to relax and enjoy the retirement you earned. But that’s awfully hard to do if you’re losing your eyesight due to macular degeneration. Instead, your golden years become tarnished by having to focus on learning...

Read This

Dodge Diabetes with THIS “Barnyard” Secret

How does that old saying go? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We all know it’s easier to STOP something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it’s happened. And with all of its complications, including shortening your lifespan, type 2 diabetes is well worth preventing!...

Read This

Gut Trigger Causes Arthritis? (WEIRD)

I’ve had patients make some pretty strange claims about their arthritis. Many folks swear they can “feel a storm coming” in their joints. And I’ve heard this one so often (and had them be spot-on about that storm) that I believe it’s true. Other patients claim their joint pain gets worse when eating tomatoes. And...

Read This

Common Heart Condition Sends Dementia Risk SOARING

If you’re “of a certain age,” I bet you remember that iconic old slogan from the late 70s, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” It always springs to mind when I see a sharp person’s memory start to fade away. They soon become unable to make decisions for themselves. Eventually, they even have...

Read This

MAILBAG: Protect Yourself Against New COVID Variants

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, “Most of my family has been hit with COVID. We’re thinking it’s the latest variant. Are there any extra, new recommendations for protecting yourself against the variant? (Aside from washing your hands?) My husband and I have tested negative so far, but we want to be careful.” –Tammy from Lancaster,...

Read This

Dial Down Blood Sugar Naturally [RIVALS Metformin!]

If you have diabetes, it’s almost certain that your conventional medical doctor put you on a blood sugar-lowering drug. And there’s ALSO a strong possibility that the drug makes you feel terrible. Common side effects include gas, bloating, upset stomach, kidney issues, and fatigue. Even worse, over time, these drugs become less effective. So even...

Read This

“Happiness Method” Slows Aging

Okay, I’ll admit it. There have been times I’ve found it tough to maintain an optimistic outlook these last few years. And I’m not alone. Studies show that unhappiness and loneliness are on the rise. That’s TERRIBLE news for our health. Because when you combine the two, it can deliver a devastating blow to your...

Read This

Belly Up to The Bowl for THIS New Nut Benefit

It’s the nuttiest time of year. And I’m not just talking about the decorating, shopping, and holiday chaos… I’m literally talking about NUTS. Sure, we eat these tasty treats all year round. But when the holidays approach our nut consumption goes through the roof. We eat more nuts from October through December than any other...

Read This