1 . Drink spinach twice a week
You can steam them, jump them in olive oil, incorporate them into a quiche, whatever, the important thing is to consume regularly. Studies have shown that this vegetable is rich in lutein, a nutrient that could prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
2. Rest your eyes
When you work or read, set the alarm to ring every half hour to remind you to look up and set a distant point for about 30 seconds. This measure prevents visual fatigue.
3. Watch your pressure
Check your blood pressure every month. You can do it yourself using a home appliance. If left unchecked, hypertension can cause damage to the vessels of the eye.
4. Stay cool
Lower the temperature of the house. The heat dries the air which, in turn, dries out the eye. You can also operate a humidifier or, to increase the humidity of the room where you spend the most time, gather a group of plants.
5. Stimulate your brain
Put a drop of jasmine, peppermint or vanilla essence on your arm and inhale the scent. Alan Hirsch, a perfume researcher for Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment Research Foundation, argues that jasmine has the effect of increasing beta waves in the frontal lobes of the brain, promoting awakening, concentration and visual acuity . In addition, the scent of the three plants stimulates the limbic system which, in turn, stimulates the rods of the eye, favoring a better vision in low light.
6. Take a walk
Take a walk at least four times a week. According to the results of some studies, regular exercise would lower intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma. In one of these studies, it was observed that in patients taking a brisk 40-minute walk four times a week, it dropped enough to stop taking their medication. It could also be, although, for now, we have no proof, that walking reduces the risk of glaucoma.
7. Replace salt with herbs and spices
It has been shown in studies that high-sodium diets increase the risk of certain types of cataracts. Apart from table salt, pay attention to that contained in processed foods. Read the labels and opt for products labeled “salt-free”, “sodium-free” or “low-salt”.