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Protect your eyes with lutein

Eye health is important at every age
Eye health is important at every age
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A great antioxidant, with a funny sounding name is Lutein (loo’teen) found in large concentration in the eyes and is essential for eye health.

Lutein may help avoid eye issues including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a deterioration of the retina that may impair vision.

Whether you are 20 years old or 80 years old, you can keep your eyes healthy and protect them as they age.

The American Optometric Association indicates that people need 10 mg of lutein everyday through dietary sources and products containing lutein.

Unfortunately, most of our daily diets are low in lutein, which is found in spinach, corn, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots eggs and dark, leafy greens such as kale, collards and bok choy.

Regrettably, the typical American diet does not contain enough fruits and vegetables to meet the recommended daily lutein levels. So you will have to take matters into your own hands.

Take Action

If you are not getting enough lutein through diet alone, consider adding lutein supplements to your daily routine.

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