We know there’s a correlation between what you eat and how it helps your body, but what about eats for your eyes? Eye health and loss of vision as we age are of great concern, leading many to seek preventive measures by obtaining essential nutrients through diet and/or supplementation.
Other than Bugs Bunny telling us to eat carrots, we don't always associate nutrition with eye health, but there are two little nutrients our eyes can't do without...lutein and zeaxanthin. Here’s the skinny:
Lutein and zeaxanthin are powerful antioxidants from the carotenoid family. Lutein is a pigment found in dark, green, leafy vegetables, including spinach, kale, broccoli, and collard greens. Egg yolks also provide a highly bioavailable source of lutein. Zeaxanthin is found in fruits and vegetables with yellow hues, such as corn, peaches, persimmons, and mangoes. The two carotenoids are often lumped together when discussed or studied because they are structurally very similar, found in many ...Read More