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Eating Eggs Can Benefit Eye Health

Eggs For Eyes?

Move over carrots, you've been riding on your reputation as the best food for eye health for too long. The incredible, edible egg is chock full of eye friendly antioxidants. It is true that carrots are high in the chemical family of carotenoids, but eggs yolks are high in lutein, a type of carotenoid that helps fight macular degeneration, the leading cause of legal blindness.

It is true that eggs don't contain as much lutein as green leafy veggies, like kale and broccoli, but according to nutritional biochemist Elizabeth Johnson of Tufts, the body is able to absorb these antioxidants better from eggs.

Eggs are definitely a food to stop avoiding. They are good for brain function, as well as dieting since they provide a protein filled breakfast that keeps you full, which in turn prevents overeating later in the day. Now it seems, they are good for your eyes!

Fit's Tip: Eating one egg a day is not considered unhealthy nor will an egg a day increase your risk for stroke or cardiovascular disease. The National Institute of Health found that the small adverse affect of cholesterol in an egg is counterbalanced by the effects of other nutrients including antioxidants, folate, and other B vitamins.


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coco-cat coco-cat 9 years
DoeADeer DoeADeer 9 years
I had no idea--I love tidbits like this!
emalove emalove 9 years
Eggs are great and definitely good for you in many ways.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Eggs are yummy!
geohiker geohiker 9 years
I'm an egg fan also!
Punkingirl Punkingirl 9 years
I love eggs too. Glad to hear that you can eat one a day. I always worried about that.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love eggs!!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I can make an omelette with shredded carrots-- even better!!!
aeschere aeschere 9 years
i was just going to make eggs, this is good timing! usually i take the yolk out to save calories, but if it has so much good things in it, i won't this time. off to make my omelette!
suzanne suzanne 9 years
Thanks, Fit :WAVE: I eat an egg almost every day... I did not know about the eye benefit :)
annam89 annam89 9 years
i hate cooking eggs so that's why i dont eat eggs that often, usually when i'm bored with my cereal and i want something salty.
mtiger mtiger 9 years
I love eggs!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
mmmm eggs :drool:
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