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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eat Leafy Greens

Eat Leafy Greens

Did you know that leafy greens are good for your eyes? Leafy greens contain lutein and zeaxanthin are essential nutrients that help maintain the health of your eyes. Your body does not make these nutrients.  It’s important that you replenish them daily through the food you eat. Leafy greens like spinach and kale are the best known sources of lutein an zeaxanthin.

Eating foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin have many benefits including 1) work like internal sunglasses absorbing damaging light we are exposed to daily, 2) protect and maintain healthy eating and improve visual performance, and 3) reduce the time your eyes need to recover from glaring light, like headlights while driving at night.

If you have not tried leafy greens, give them a try.

1 comment:

  1. Leafy vegetables are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories.