Avocados: there is more than meets the EYE!
Why is avocado good for your eyes? Because of the high amount of lutein that it contains.
What is lutein?
Lutein is a naturally occurring carotenoid found in green vegetables and also avocados. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, filters harmful blue light, builds up pigments in the eye and helps maintain eye health as you age. Because the human body does not synthesize lutein, it is important to seek out natural sources of lutein in your diet.
Avocados also contains vitamin A and E as well as mineral zinc. Zinc helps on absorption of vitamin A and protect against night blindness and dry eyes.
Oh and don't forget our fresh Limes & Lemons! They are also a great addition to your daily diet. Just like vitamin E, vitamin C is an antioxidant to fight age-related eye damage.
So don't turn a blind eye on our superfoods and continue to include us in your healthy daily habits!