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If you are like me you may not have heard of this nutrient with a strange-sounding name that plays a vital role in your vision.
Zeaxanthin (pronounced zee-uh-zan’-thin) provides the primary yellow pigment in corn and carrots. It is a carotenoid which is one of the most common found in nature. You might recognize the distinctive color of paprika which is made from bell peppers and saffron.
Did your mother tell you to eat your carrots so that you could see in the dark? This is a piece of common wisdom that happens to be true. Well, maybe not exactly in the dark, but eating carrots and other bright vegetables and fruits will improve your chances.
Throughout the lifespan, from babyhood to old age, good eyesight is an essential part of a healthy life. Good nutrition is the basic building block of healthy eyes. And there are a number of nutrients called isomers that will ensure your vision.
Some exciting research results show that it is possible to improve your eye health and functioning by improving your diet and overall nutrition. Check to see if these vitamins and minerals are in adequate supply in your diet. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology the following nutrients are essential The macula of the eye actually contains zeaxanthin. Studies suggest that a depletion of it is related to age related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in older people.
To avoid this degeneration and consequent blindness, keep your diet rich in these nutrients by increasing the vegetables in your diet and with additional supplementation.
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