Eye health: The nutrients that can protect against ‘harmful effects’ in summer – diet

When you pair lutein with zeaxanthin, you’ll get even more “powerful” results, the expert shared.

Ms Cox said: “Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid that gives foods such as paprika, saffron and corn their red, yellow and orange pigments.

“Several studies have shown that, when consumed with lutein, they can lower the incidence of age-related macular degeneration.

“Zeaxanthin helps protect the eye cells from the harmful effects of high-energy light sources, such as the sun’s ultraviolet rays.”


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