Lutein & Dietary Fat

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Why the Fat in Your Diet Matters

Lutein (pronounced LOO-teen) is a major carotenoid that is essential and well known for promoting healthy eyes. Naturally, lutein is found in leafy green vegetables, like spinach and kale. Lutein can also be found in corn and eggs. The majority of us do not consume enough lutein in our daily diets, which is why supplementation of lutein is so common, especially for eye health.

Did you know that to boost absorption of these nutrients you need to consume with dietary fats? The recommended dosage of lutein is 6 mg to 30 mg daily. What kind of fats do you need? Try to avoid saturated fats found in cheese, meats and chips. These cause more harm than good. You should start by increasing your daily intake of healthy fats from foods like avocado, salmon, nuts and seeds. Not only will these nutrients help boost overall eye health and lutein absorption, they may also stave off symptoms of dry eyes.

At Viteyes, we offer several general eye health supplements, including our Omega-3 supplement and Essentials (Lutein & Zeaxanthin). Ask your eye doctor to see if this supplement combination would be right for you.