Lutein and zeaxanthin are nutrients found primarily in dark green leafy vegetables. These nutrients are important to eye health because they act as antioxidants, which help to maintain healthy eye cells and keep the lens in your eye clear.
You should always consult your doctor before adding any vitamin or mineral supplements to your diet.
Sources of Nutrients For Eye Health
Your body cannot make lutein and zeaxanthin, so you must consume them regularly. Foods richest in lutein and zeaxanthin are dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, mustard greens, turnip greens and collard greens. Other foods that contain these nutrients include green beans, peas, broccoli, corn, papaya, eggs and oranges.