Worried about your eyesight? Eat your veggies!
Studies show that naturally occurring pigments found in many green leafy vegetables act as antioxidants in your eyes. Those pigments help protect and maintain healthy cells. The pigments lutein and zeaxanthin block damaging blue wavelengths in the eyes. That can mean improve vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract patients and even people with good eye health.
How to Increase Your Intake
You can get lutein and zeaxanthin through your diet, nutritional supplements or fortified foods and beverages. Some foods that have high lutein and zeaxanthin levels include kale (1 cup = 23.8mg), spinach (1 cup = 20.4mg), collard greens (1 cup = 14.6mg) and turnip greens (1 cup = 12.2mg).
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This content is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.