Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nutrition for Healthy Vision
Have you had an eye screening that checks your levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in your eyes?  If not yet, it is not too late for a screening!
Lutein and zeaxanthin are critical in maintaining the health of your eyes.  The American diet only provides about 2 mg daily - far below intakes clinically shown to help your eyes stay healthy.
Taking eye vitamins containing 10 mg lutein and 2 mg zeaxanthin can help bridge this gap.
Alcon ICaps Lutein & Omega-3 is formulated with FloraGLO brand lutein, the most trusted brand by doctors.

From a nutrition standpoint :-), eating dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, can help boost your lutein and zeaxanthin levels as well.  For best absorption, add some fat to your greens, i.e. regular dressing with spinach.  Stay clear of the fat-free varieties! Great news, huh?

The benefits of taking lutein and zeaxanthin every day:
  • Maintains healthy vision as you age
  • Act as powerful antioxidants that work like internal sunglasses, protecting your eyes from damaging light
  • Shown to reduce the risk of certain eye conditions
  • Reduces the time your eyes need to recover from glaring light, like headlights, while driving at night

Based on the results of the National Disease and Therapeutic Index Syndicated Report among physicians who recommend a dietary supplement with lutein for eye health - Aug. 2010 - Aug. 2011 (USA data).

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