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.