September 24th 2020
The Benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Our bodies are unable to make these two pigments so we must get them from our diet. Lutein can be found in leafy green vegetables and egg yolks. Zeaxanthin can be found in orange peppers. A cooking tip: Adding oil to foods high in lutein, will increase its absorption.1
A high dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin can be protective against macular degeneration and cataracts. It can also help maintain healthy skin and protect against cardiovascular disease.1
Our Binbrook optometrists are able to assess your retina to make sure it is healthy through a comprehensive eye examination. Book your appointment today by calling 289-309-1090REFERENCES
1. Capogna, L., & Pelletier, B. (2011). Eyefoods: a food plan for healthy eyes. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON: LB Media Concepts.