Plants with ocular effects: 3
Lutein is an abundant carotenoid found in many fruits and vegetables. Spinach and kale 
contain the highest levels of lutein. As an antioxidant, lutein may protect the macula 
tissue from damaging oxidation by filtering blue light. Luten absorbs damaging 
UV radiation and dissipates it harmlessly. It has been suggested that eating green 
leafy vegetables, which are rich in lutein may decrease the risk for age 
related macular degeneration.
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