lutein

noun
lu·​tein | \ ˈlü-tē-ən How to pronounce lutein (audio) , ˈlü-ˌtēn \

Definition of lutein

: an orange xanthophyll C40H56O2 occurring in plants, animal fat, egg yolk, and the corpus luteum

Examples of lutein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When fried at a high temperature, a large percentage of the lutein degraded within just two minutes. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "6 Health Benefits of Spinach, According to a Nutritionist," 18 Aug. 2020 Responsible for the bright colors of vegetables, lutein and zeaxanthin are found in all vegetables, but especially good sources of these antioxidants are green, leafy vegetables such as kale, parsley, spinach, broccoli and peas. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Mediterranean diet slows cognitive impairment, studies say," 14 Apr. 2020 That's because of two important antioxidants that are not naturally produced in the body: lutein and zeaxanthin. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Mediterranean diet slows cognitive impairment, studies say," 14 Apr. 2020 Carrots, squash, and pumpkin are full of vitamin A, which is essential to eye health, Dr. Roth says, and dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collards are high in the eye-friendly antioxidant lutein. Meryl Davids Landau, Good Housekeeping, "How to Maintain Good Eye Health, According to Doctors," 13 Mar. 2020 Once in the body, lutein and zeaxanthin travel to the retinas at the back of the eye. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Mediterranean diet slows cognitive impairment, studies say," 14 Apr. 2020 Eat Colorfully Leafy greens are great sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that help protect vision. Barbara Brody, Better Homes & Gardens, "Eye Doctors Debunk 5 Common Myths (Plus, 3 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy)," 7 Apr. 2020 If early to intermediate AMD is diagnosed, you may be advised to take special vitamins packed with C, E, zinc, lutein and other nutrients to slow down the damage. Kaitlyn Pirie, Good Housekeeping, "8 Common Vision Issues and What to Do About Them, According to Eye Doctors," 2 Apr. 2020 Grapes protect healthy vision The lutein and zeaxanthin in grapes protect the retina and eye lens. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "7 Health Benefits of Grapes," 25 Oct. 2019

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Lutein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lutein. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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lutein

noun
lu·​tein | \ ˈlüt-ē-ən How to pronounce lutein (audio) , ˈlü-ˌtēn How to pronounce lutein (audio) \

Medical Definition of lutein

: an orange xanthophyll C40H56O2 occurring in plants usually with carotenes and chlorophylls and in animal fat, egg yolk, and the corpus luteum

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