Why should I take a nutritional supplement for my eye health?
Most of the nutrients we need should be obtained from a good balanced diet, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, but as we get older, our digestive tract does not work as well as when we were younger. Also due to intensive farming methods, land erosion and pesticides, many of the fruit and vegetables today may contain less vitamins and minerals than they did a few years ago. Therefore, it could be very beneficial to supplement with a good quality Lutein product.
What is Lutein?
Lutein is a carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits, which acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells against the damaging effects of free radicals.
• Lutein is not made in the body
• Lutein must be obtained from food or vitamin supplements
• Lutein is found in large amounts of green leafy vegetables
Organic foods that are considered good sources of the nutrient Lutein include:
• Turnip Greens
• Romaine Lettuce
• Garden Peas
• Brussels Sprouts