Lutein can be found at high concentrations in the eye, more precisely in the retinal yellow spot. The human body cannot produce lutein, so we need to take it from outside sources (nutrition and supplements).
It is worth consuming many leafy vegetables if you want to take in lutein. From plants, it is absorbed better if the meal also contains fats.
If you cannot eat leavy vegetables or eggs regularly (at least three times a week), you can take lutein and zeaxantin in form of supplements. Interestingly, the optic nerve endings are the most dense in the area where lutein is found in the human eye (the retinal yellow spot) and in the macula lutea, so these areas are responsible for sharp vision.
They can be found mainly in leafy vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli, zucchini). The plants use lutein primarily to absorb blue light and its antioxindant properties. Amongst our food, corn contains zeaxantin in the most quantity.
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