Definition of lutein
: an orange xanthophyll C40H56O2 occurring in plants, animal fat, egg yolk, and the corpus luteum
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Leafy greens Good-for-you greens like spinach and kale are packed with the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
Raw eggs are slightly higher in B vitamins (like vitamin B6 and folate), vitamin E, the mineral choline, and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
Spinach is rich in lutein, potassium, fiber, and brain-boosting folate, and just one cup of raw leaves contains 15% of your daily intake of vitamin E — an important antioxidant for fighting off the damaging molecules known as free radicals.
Corn is rich in vitamin C, magnesium and B vitamins as well as the antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein, which promote eye health.
All these vegetables have high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, the carotenoids used in the Harvard study.
Results indicated that the supplements were successful in increasing retinal levels of both lutein and zeaxanthin.
Corn happens to be an excellent source of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which research finds are critical to maintaining eye health.
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