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How Foods Rich in Lutein and Zeaxanthin Can Protect Your Vision
March 17, 2016
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How Foods Rich in Lutein and Zeaxanthin Can Protect Your Vision

"Low consumption of carotenoids, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin - both found in green leafy vegetables, is also associated with an increased risk of AMD," writes Lisa Hark, PhD, RD and Director of the Wills Eye Hospital Department of Research.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Surprisingly, the retina has the highest rate of metabolism and oxygen consumption in the body - which explains why it is so important to supply the retina with necessary nutrients everyday so it can function at its best. Lutein and zeaxanthin are the two carotenoids that make up the macular pigment. The thicker the macular pigment the more protection to our eyes.

We can reduce our oxidative stress to the retina by including foods rich in these two antioxidants. Find out how to increase your intake of these important vision protecting carotenoids here:

How To Increase Your Intake of Lutein and Zeaxanthin 

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

www.WebRN-MacularDegeneration.com

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