The Relationship Between Eggs and Your Eye Health

We are always excited to share information about the latest eye health news. New studies show there is a positive relationship between eating eggs and eye health. Eggs are rich in nutrients and seem to be supplying people with vital vision therapy, thanks to a host of compounds they contain. Take a look at some of the latest benefits that have been found through consuming eggs:

  • Eating 12 eggs a week provides improved glare recovery, which enables the eye to recover after exposure to bright light.
  • Eating eggs seems to boost a certain antioxidant that protects eyes from damaging blue light caused by exposure to electronic devices such as TV and computer screens.
  • Eating eggs may help protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of blindness and affects millions of Americans.

Egg yolks contain lots of nutritional value, including zeaxanthin and lutein. Zeaxanthin and lutein can also be found in green leafy vegetables and yellow vegetables, although, they are in much higher concentrations in egg yolks. These antioxidants protect eyes from different forms of stress and protect against disease and damage as well.

Adding eggs to your diet is a simple step that could have great benefits over the years, especially for those at a higher risk of developing eye disease. Aging has a great effect on the eyes and eating more eggs might help protect you from some of the damage.

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