Other Important Foods
There are a few other important foods that for good eye health. These foods are not high in the dietary antioxidants discussed earlier, so I have grouped them together here.
Garlic is one of the most valuable foods you can eat in terms of overall health, and many of its effects benefit your vision.
Garlic aids in the digestion of fats and oils, lowers blood pressure, prevents arteriosclerosis, and lowers cholesterol levels.
It contains sulphur, which can help augment the work of glutathione peroxidase, found to be useful in cataract prevention.
It also contains quercetin, which helps relax the trabecular meshwork — the covering over the internal drainpipe of the eye — without tightening the ciliary body, which controls lens focusing and produces aqueous humor. This reduces the intraocular pressure that causes glaucoma.
Add garlic to oils if you are going to fry meats and/or vegetables. The garlic slows the degradation of the oil during cooking (ginger and onions also do this), and thus reduces the intake of free radicals from your food.
Use at least one clove per day.
Please note that garlic should be used cautiously if you suffer from a sensitive stomach or gastrointestinal inflammation. And if you plan to take large daily amounts, check with your doctor if you are taking medications to thin your blood.
Other Foods That Contain Sulphur
Other foods with high levels of sulphur (to help with glutathione peroxidase production) are broccoli, onions, avocados, eggs, and asparagus.
Use eggs sparingly as they also contribute to cholesterol and fat levels, which can contribute to problems. Eggs are, however, also a good source of taurine.
Beans have chemicals that relax the trabecular meshwork, which can reduce glaucoma.
Wheat sprouts are another important food.
They give a boost to the antioxidant enzymes, as they contain high levels of superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, catalase, and methionine reductase.
Wheat sprouts and wheat grass juice offer rapid yet safe detoxification of your blood and cells caused by long-term poor diet and/or exposure to damaging chemicals.
Take two to three grams twice per day on an empty stomach, along with several glasses of water. The water is important, because many of the poisons are flushed out of the system in the urine.
Please note that you may suffer flu-like symptoms for three to four days as the poisons are flushed out, and your urine may have a strong odor as a result of the poisons present in it.