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Eat your veggies and save your eyesight

10 Sep

Our mothers and grandmothers warned us to eat our veggies because they are good for us. Researchers find that eating eggs, spinach and other leafy green vegetables offer some protection against the  age-reated macular degeneration most common cause of blindness among the elderly.  Colourful foods are also very good. The two nutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin, are both carotenoids — compounds that give many fruits and vegetables a yellow color.

Foods considered good sources of the nutrients include eggs, spinach, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, corn, garden peas and Brussels sprouts.

You cannot over-eat of these natural food sources. Have one serving today.

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