BEST Food for Eyes & Eye Health [Lutein and Zeaxanthin]

🦶Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids that can help with eyes and eye problems! We review the best carotenoid foods,🦶

0:00 What is Zeaxanthin & Lutein
0:16 Best Food for Eyes
0:30 Cataracts & Macular degeneration

Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids, which are natural pigments found in plants. These two carotenoids are vital for maintaining good eye health, as they have antioxidant properties that help protect the eyes from harmful blue light and oxidative damage. Lutein and zeaxanthin are concentrated in the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for high-resolution vision. Consuming foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin can help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, two common eye conditions that can lead to vision loss, especially in older adults.

Several studies have demonstrated the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health. For instance, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS2) found that supplementing with lutein and zeaxanthin, combined with other essential nutrients, can reduce the risk of AMD progression by 25-30% (Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Research Group, 2013). Another study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology showed that a higher dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin is associated with a lower risk of cataract surgery (Liu et al., 2014).

To incorporate lutein and zeaxanthin into your diet, include the following foods:

Leafy green vegetables: Kale, spinach, Swiss chard, and collard greens are excellent sources of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower contain moderate amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Corn: Yellow corn is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, with the nutrients concentrated in the corn’s yellow pigment.
Egg yolks: Egg yolks are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, and the fat content in the yolk helps with the absorption of these carotenoids.
Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables: Orange bell peppers, oranges, mangoes, and papayas also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, albeit in smaller amounts than leafy greens.
By consuming a balanced diet rich in these foods, you can get enough lutein and zeaxanthin to support your eye health.


Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Research Group. (2013). Lutein + zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids for age-related macular degeneration: the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 309(19), 2005-2015.

Liu, X. H., Yu, R. B., Liu, R., Hao, Z. X., Han, C. C., Zhu, Z. H., … & Song, Y. (2014). Association between lutein and zeaxanthin status and the risk of cataract: a meta-analysis. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 98(1), 116-120.

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