Keep your vision healthy

The human body does not make lutein or zeaxanthin, so it is important to replenish these nutrients in our daily diets. Research tells us that we need to consume 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin every day to protect our eyes. The best food sources of these nutrients are leafy greens and yellow vegetables. Here are some examples of foods rich in lutein/zeaxanthin:

· Kale

· Spinach

· Collards

· Turnip greens

· Corn

· Green peas

· Broccoli

· Romaine lettuce

· Green beans

· Eggs

· Orange bell peppers

For some great recipes and more facts: http://www.kcrg.com/news/health/Hy-Vee-at-Midday-Keeping-Eyesight-at-2020-163554116.html By Kimberly Proctor,  HY-Vee Dietitian

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