The 10 Best Superfoods For Your Eyes – by Selene Yeager (AARP) 7 Jan 2019


Egg yolks are brimming with the same powerful eye-protecting antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, that are found in leafy green vegetables. The beauty of getting them in your omelets is that the high fat content in eggs means that you very easily absorb all that antioxidant goodness. In fact, one study found that eating just one egg a day for five weeks increased lutein levels by 26 percent and zeaxanthin levels by 38 percent (the study also found this egg-a-day routine had zero ill effects on cholesterol or triglyceride levels). Egg yolks are also a rich source of vitamin D, which may also help protect against macular degeneration.