Tip for Eye Health: Incorporating Carrots into Your Diet
Grandma's statement, "Eat more carrots, dear, they're good for your eyes!" still holds true today. The reason behind this lies in the carotenoids, specifically zeaxanthin and lutein, which are absorbed through regular consumption of carrots and are considered active substances for maintaining eye health.
The Effect of Lutein on the Eyes
Lutein acts as a natural radical scavenger that supports cell protection and the immune system. Carotenoids are transported directly to the eyes, where they work in two ways. They bind free radicals, thereby reducing oxidative stress. Additionally, lutein can absorb wavelengths in the spectral range, preventing damage to the retina.
Interestingly, significant amounts of this essential nutrient are found not only in carrots, as the name carotenoid might suggest, but also in other fruits and vegetables. Green vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, or lettuce, various fruits like peaches, nectarines, and oranges, as well as egg yolk, are also good sources. Combining them with fat enhances the effect. Due to the heat sensitivity of lutein, it is recommended to consume lutein-rich foods raw, even though this might require overcoming some resistance for certain foods like eggs.
Some plants also contain high amounts of this valuable carotenoid. The lutein in our capsules is derived from the French marigold, Tagetes Patula. This bee-friendly plant is characterized by its bright yellow-orange color and has long been used as a medicinal herb. By taking our capsules, you can easily incorporate lutein into your daily diet.
|Content per capsule:
|daily dose 2 capsules
|- of which is Luteine
*NRV% = % Nutrient reference value
|take 2 capsules daily with lots of liquid during a meal
|Marigold extract, Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose