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Eyefoods Tips: Eggs

Eyefoods TipsLaurie Capogna

4 eggs per week, the yolk is good

Eggs are a great source of eye nutrients. They contain significant amounts of vitamin E, lutein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Most of the eggs nutrients are in the yolk, so you should eat the entire egg for the full nutritional benefit.

Historically, eggs have not been considered a health food because of their cholesterol content. A large study in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999 found that there was no link between moderate egg consumption (one egg per day) and an increased risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease in healthy patients.

Eyefoods Tip: When buying eggs, look for those highest in omega-3 fatty acids whenever possible. Also, eggs that have been fed a diet high in flax and corn have high lutein and omega-3 content. Eggs with a high omega-3 content also tend to be a good source of vitamin E.