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Did You Know: Leafy Greens

Did You KnowLaurie Capogna

Did you know leafy green vegetables are the perfect Eyefood?

They contain high amounts of most eye nutrients. Lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc and fiber.

Leafy green vegetables are the gold medalists of Eyefoods as they contain most of the essential nutrients necessary for healthy eyes.

When you eat cooked leafy green vegetables your body absorbs more lutein and zeaxanthin and when you eat raw leafy green vegetables your body absorbs more vitamin C.

Diets rich in leafy green vegetables preserve eye health and also may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer.

Eyefoods Tip: Lutein and Zeaxanthin are fat soluble antioxidants and need fat to be transported in the body. Add health fats such as olive oil or avocado to your leafy greens for better absorption of lutein.