Lutein and Zeaxantine

Vitamin

Lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids found in large amounts in the macula and peripheral retina of our eyes, function as antioxidants and also filter out blue light that might damage the eye. In nature, lutein and zeaxanthin appear to absorb excess light energy to prevent damage to plants from too much sunlight, especially from high-energy light rays called blue light.

Found in: dark, green leafy vegetables, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, kale, spinach, squash, cantaloupes, peaches, sweet potatoes, carrots, egg yolks, collard greens, kale, broccoli, papaya, oranges, mango, green beans, peaches, sweet potatoes, lima beans, red grapes, green and orange bell peppers, yellow corn, squash and apricots.

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Diseases prevented with this vitamin

Food containing this vitamin

  • Dark, green leafy vegetables
  • Yellow and orange fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Squash