Eat Antioxidant Foods for Cataract

Home Remedies for Cataract

A cataract is a condition that affects the eye and causes the lens to become cloudy. This can lead to reduced vision and, in some cases, complete blindness. There are many different causes of cataracts, but the most common is age-related. There are several effective home remedies for cataracts that can help to improve the symptoms.

If your eye gets damaged, you may not be able to see anything. Therefore, any problem related to the eyes must be dealt with seriously. Many eye problems can affect people of all ages, but as you grow older, more specific problems such as cataracts can impair your vision.

A cataract is a leading cause of blindness among older people (generally above the age of 55) in which the lens of the eye becomes clouded. The light that normally gets focused by the lens gets scattered as a result, you cannot see clearly and sharp. This is the onset of cataracts.

The lens of your eye is made up of water and different types of proteins. This clear lens over some time can get affected by the oxidation of proteins caused by free radicals. This damaged condition of the eye lens is called a cataract. The clear lens begins to get cloudy, but these changes are not easily identifiable in the early stages. The process of free radical damage is gradual and slow.

So as you age past 50, you must regularly check your eyes for cataracts.

The main symptoms of cataracts are blurred vision, impaired night vision, double vision, and halos around lights. If you see these symptoms then you must immediately take corrective action

Normal surgical correction for cataracts hardly takes seven minutes to replace the lens, but in most cases, no surgery is required. In the majority of early cases, cataracts can be treated and reversed with home remedies.

7 Effective Home Remedies for Cataract 

Following seven home remedies for cataracts will help

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Most cataracts are caused by nutritional deficiencies. The proteins in the lens of the eye are oxidized by free radicals. To reverse that oxidation we have to consume natural antioxidant nutrients.


Vitamin C is the most effective antioxidant which can prevent and heal cataracts.

A daily dose of 1500 milligrams of vitamin C is required to reverse early-stage cataracts.

You can eat a mix of fruits and vegetables that contain a high amount of Vitamin C. When we think of Vitamin C we think of oranges. That is true. Orange contains high Vitamin C, but many other fruits and vegetables contain more vitamin C than an orange.

A medium size orange contains about 70 grams of vitamin C. A half cup of Red Bell Pepper contains 190 mg. of Vitamin C. Green Bell Pepper of the same quantity contains 120mg of vitamin C. Broccoli, Papaya, Strawberries, Cauliflower, kale; Brussels sprouts, Pineapple, Kiwi and Mango contain vitamin C than an orange. So you have a large variety of vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables for the natural treatment of cataracts.


Add good quantities of these fruits and vegetables to your daily diet.

Other antioxidants that can help are Bioflavonoids, beta-carotene, selenium and zinc and vitamin E. Consuming a good combination of such foods in your diet will prevent cataracts, and if it is already beginning to cloud your lens then it will reverse.

Eat fruits and vegetables containing these nutrients and if required take supplements and save your eyes from cataracts.

2- Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is one of the richest nutrients we know on earth. It is rich in Vitamin A, C, and B. It contains Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus in balanced quantities. It provides all essential amino acids. A glass of wheat-grass juice can be considered an elixir of life.

Eat this nutritional powerhouse every day to reverse cataracts. Wheatgrass not only reduces the clouding of the lens and reverses cataracts, but also has a positive impact on your skin and the entire body. It is anti-aging.

3- Garlic

Add garlic into your cooking, eat raw if you can, or eat garlic capsules because garlic cleanses the lens and removes the clouding of the eye lens, and reverse the cataract.

  • Peel and chew one clove of garlic every day.
  • Make a paste of garlic and spread it over bread and eat if can't eat a clove
  • Take garlic capsules if you don't like the smell of garlic

Consume garlic daily in whatever form you can reverse your cataract.

4- Carrot

The high beta-carotene content of carrots reduces the clouding that causes cataracts. Beta-carotene the orange pigment is converted by the body to Vitamin A which is essential for good eyesight and vision.

Though there are no clinical trials that can support the claim that carrots help in cataract reversal, it is believed that the Beta-carotene antioxidant should reverse the damage created by free radicals on the eye lens.

Eat a carrot a day, it is good for your overall health and it may help in reversing cataracts too.

5- Papaya

People who can’t digest protein well can get it deposited in a different part of their body. One of the most crucial places is your eyes In fact, it is this protein that causes cataracts. So, one has to find a way to digest protein. Papain is an enzyme that helps the digestion of protein. So papaya is indirectly helping you to reverse cataracts.

You can consume papaya or papain supplements. Papaya is a tasty fruit.

  • Cut medium papaya into 2 pieces vertically.
  • Peel off the outer skin
  • Remove the seeds
  • Cut into small slices or pieces

Eat one-half of papaya daily.

Papaya is also rich in Vitamin C which we have already discussed is good for cataract treatment.

6- Spinach

The antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin found in spinach protect the eyes from ultraviolet light which is a leading cause of cataracts.

Spinach is also rich in beta-carotene so it gives double benefits to reverse cataract progression.

7- Green Tea

Green tea has antioxidant properties that help prevent and heal cataracts.

So overall, you can notice that if you can control the free radicals by controlling protein absorption by the body with the help of antioxidants and vitamin c then you don't need to go for the surgical option to remove cataracts.

Eat plenty of healthy and nutrient-filled fruits and vegetables. It will reverse your cataract as well as keep you in better health. You may also begin to feel good and look 10 years younger than your actual age.


In conclusion, home remedies for cataracts can be effective if used correctly and in combination with other treatments prescribed by a doctor. It is important to remember that home remedies are not a substitute for medical care, and cataracts should be treated by a qualified eye doctor.