Diet Plan for Cataract Patients
Cataract is an eye problem in which a protein accumulates over eye lens and results in blurry vision. A diet rich in vitamin A, C and E is helpful in the prevention of cataract. According to Ayurveda, aggravated vata dosha leads to cataract. So, a balanced and proper diet and avoiding the use of foods which aggravates Vata dosha will help in the prevention as well as treatment of the Cataract.
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DIET CHART FOR CATARACT
Luke warm water / Soaked almonds
Veg Poha / Veg Porridge (Dalia) / Veg Vermicelli(Sewiyan)/Veg Oats /Chapatti + Vegetable +Egg white
Fruit / Juice / Coconut water
Chapatti/ Missi chapatti + Brown Rice + Vegetable + Fish
Roasted Black grams (Chane) / Veg soup (homemade ) / Sprouts / Herbal tea
BrownRice + Vegetable + Chapatti + Dal
Cereals to be consumed
Wheat, White rice, Brown rice, Sorghum, Amaranth, Finger millet, Foxtail millet, Pearl millet, Buckwheat, Little milletFlour Ratio - Wheat Atta (50%) + Soybean Atta (20%) + Ragi flour (30%)
Cereals to be avoided
Fruits to be consumed
Banana, Water melon, Muskmelon, Avocado, Peaches, Pear, Coconut, Pomegranate, Figs, Mango, Litchi, Custard apple, Sapodilla, Papaya, Orange,
Fruits to be avoided
Apple, Strawberries, Lemon, Limes, Grapes, Blueberries
Vegetables to be consumed
Zucchini, Sweet potato, Pumpkin, Celery, Coriander, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Mushrooms, Spinach, Carrot, Fenugreek leaves, Okra, Bottle gourd, Brussels sprouts, Lettuce, Ginger, Chicory greens.
Bitter gourd (0ccasionally)
Vegetables to be avoided
Tomatoes, Potatoes, Onion, Green chilies, Red chilies,
Pulses to be consumed
All pulses and legumes.
Pulses to be avoided
Dairy Products to be consumed
Tofu, Soy milk
Dairy Products to be avoided
Milk, Cheese, Buttermilk, Butter, Curd
Oils to be consumed
Cow ghee, Sunflower oil, Canola oil, Olive oil, Mustard oil, Rice bran oil, Coconut oil
Oils to be avoided
Cream, Palm oil,
Spices to be consumed
Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Ginger, Pepper, Fennel, Cinnamon
Spices to be avoided
Mustard, Pimiento, Nutmeg
Drinks to be consumed
Coconut water, Homemade soups, Green juice, Herbal tea
Drinks to be avoided
Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Carbonated drinks
Flesh Foods to be consumed
Egg white, Chicken (Once in a week)
Flesh Foods to be avoided
Processed and fried meat, Red meat (Beef, Lamb, Pork), Fishes (Tilefish, Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, Marlin, Bluefin Tuna).
DRY-FRUITS / SEEDS
Dry Fruits to be consumed
Almond, Raisins, Walnut, Peanuts, Cashew, Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds.
Dry Fruits to be avoided
Prepared Foods to be consumed
Prepared Foods to be avoided
Bakery and Processed Foods, Fried Food, Junk Food, Pickles, Artificial Sweeteners, Packed Soups, Refined Sugar, Apple cider vinegar
Sweeteners to be consumed
Sweeteners to be avoided
- Carrot – Try to add carrot in a daily diet. Consume 1 glass of carrot juice daily.
- Almonds - Soak 5-6 almonds overnight and eat it in the morning.
- Honey - Put a drop of honey in eyes like eye drops.
- Aloe vera – Apply fresh aloe vera gel over eyelids and wash it after 15-20 minutes.
- Wheat grass juice - Consume wheat grass juice daily.
- Amla – Consume 1 amla on a daily basis is beneficial.
- Eat vitamin A, C and E rich foods.
- Add Collard, Kale, Spinach, it is a good source of luetin and zeaxanthin.
- Take 3 servings of whole grains daily.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.
- Avoid junk food.