Eyes are often neglected and they are the most delicate and important organs of the body so it makes good sense to look after them to the best of our ability. As we age, so do our eyes. News is that there are ways we can help to improve and maintain healthy eyes.
These nutrients can help reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration and cataracts by improving the circulation of blood to the eye. Many studies have shown that lutein and zeaxanthin also help reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.
Daily intake of lutein and zeaxanthin through diet, nutritional supplements, or fortified foods and beverages is important for the maintenance of good eye health. *Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. The relationship of dietary carotenoid with vitamin A, E, and C intake with age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study.
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