Can cataracts be prevented?

The big question we would all like answered is whether or not there is any form of cataract prevention out there. Good news is that there have been a number of studies that suggest that there are certain nutrients and nutritional supplements out there that could potentially reduce the risk of cataracts. This is good to know when you are cooking and caring for your clients.

What you should realize is that you should include foods rich in Vitamin E with the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These things have been associated with a significantly decreased risk of cataract.  Some of those food sources come from sunflower seeds, almonds and spinach. Kale, other greens and leafy vegetables are also good.

Vitamin C and foods containing omega-3 fatty acids may also reduce cataract risk. Eye vitamins contain these supplements. If you have any questions, visit the Nutrition and Eyes section on the http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/cataracts.htm site and learn how healthful diet and good nutrition may help prevent cataracts.

Also have your clients wear protective sunglasses that block 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays when you are outdoors with them. All of these suggestions will help you show your clients that With Age Comes Respect.

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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