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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.

Best food to consume and avoid in Cataract

Eyes are the mirror of the soul, keep them clean and healthy!!

DIET CHART FOR CATARACT

EARLY-MORNING

Luke warm water / Soaked almonds

BREAKFAST

Veg Poha / Veg Porridge (Dalia) / Veg Vermicelli(Sewiyan)/Veg Oats /Chapatti + Vegetable +Egg white

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Juice / Coconut water

LUNCH

Chapatti/ Missi chapatti + Brown Rice + Vegetable + Fish

EVENING

Roasted Black grams (Chane) / Veg soup (homemade) / Sprouts / Herbal tea / wheat grass juice

DINNER

BrownRice + Vegetable + Chapatti + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Wheat, White rice, Brown rice, Sorghum, Amaranth, Finger millet, Foxtail millet, Pearl millet, Buckwheat, Little millet, Quinoa

Flour Ratio - Wheat Atta (50%) + Soybean Atta (20%) + Ragi flour (30%)

Cereals to be avoided

Refined flour

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Banana, Water melon, Muskmelon, Avocado, Peaches, Pear, Coconut, Pomegranate, Figs, Mango, Litchi, Custard apple, Sapodilla, Papaya, Orange, Green apple, All types of berries, Pineapple, Kiwi fruit

Fruits to be avoided

Nil

VEGETABLES

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, Tomatoes, green chilly

Bitter gourd (0ccasionally)

Vegetables to be avoided

Red chillies

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

All pulses and legumes.

Pulses to be avoided

Nil

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

skimmed milk, skimmed yogurt

Dairy Products to be avoided

Milk, Cheese, Buttermilk, Butter, Curd

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, Sunflower oil, Canola oil, Olive oil, Mustard oil, Rice bran oil, Coconut oil

Oils to be avoided

Palm oil

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Ginger, Pepper, Fennel, Cinnamon

Spices to be avoided

Pimiento, Nutmeg

DRINKS

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

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 and Seeds to be consumed

Almond, Raisins, Walnut, Peanuts, Cashew, Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds.

Dry Fruits and Seeds to be avoided

Nil

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Nil

Other Foods to be avoided

Bakery and Processed Foods, Fried Food, Junk Food, Pickles, Artificial Sweeteners, Packed Soups, Refined Sugar, Apple cider vinegar

SWEETENERS

Sweeteners to be consumed

Honey

Sweeteners to be avoided

Sugar

HOME REMEDIES

  • 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.

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

  • 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.
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