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Food that protects your eyesight

Updated on January 24, 2016

Lettuce, spinach and cabbage

Lettuce, spinach and cabbage
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Lettuce, spinach and cabbage, along with nitrate-rich vegetables such as beets, reduce the risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that affects the eye, as does the eye pressure and consequently no stopping fluid. This can be damaged optic nerves and nerve fibers from the retina. Medicine recognizes four types of glaucoma, which are open enough, among the optical diseases. The study reveals that people who have diets rich in nitrates, have low levels of primary level-opening angle glaucoma, a rare condition that involves acute and chronic strains the eye. According to the findings it appears that, nitrates or nitrites are precursors to nitride oxide, which is good for blood pressure. Diet nitrate, which mainly comes from leafy green vegetables, contributes up to 80 percent, in taking nitrates. The study conducted with over 100 thousand people found that those who have had this kind of diet, have 30 percent chances smaller, have problems with vision.

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