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Dr. Eric Berg is a chiropractor who specialises in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods and is a world-renowned ketogenic diet expert, published writer, and author of the bestselling book “The 7 Principles of Fat Burning”. His goal is to help people take control of their bodies through a healthy Keto diet and intermittent fasting. Drberg.com.
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Carotenoids are plant based chemicals, pigments that are responsible for bright red, yellow and orange hues in many fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids act as antioxidants in the human body and considered vital nutrients with a lot of health benefits. You've probably heard some of their names like beta-carotene with regard to carrots and lycopene associated with tomatoes before.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in the egg yolks that concentrate mostly in the human eyes retina and macula, and to a lesser extent, in the liver and brain. Both of these compounds can help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration as well as cataracts.
|Basil||70.5||included with lutein|
|Parsley||64.0 - 106.5||included with lutein|
|Spinach||59.3 - 79.0||included with lutein|
|Kale||48.0 - 114.7||-|
|Leek||36.8||included with lutein|
|Pea||19.1||included with lutein|
|Lettuce||10.0 - 47.8||-|
|Broccoli||7.1 - 33.0||included with lutein|
|Carrot||2.5 - 5.1||included with lutein|
|Red pepper||2.5 - 85.1||5.9 - 13.5|
|Egg yolk||3.84 - 13.2||-|
|Pistachio||7.7 - 49.0||-|
The consumption of lutein and zeaxanthin rich foods should be combined with reduced consumption of inflammatory vegetable oils like soy, corn, canola and cottonseed oil, which promote free radical damage.
The Omega-6 polyunsaturated fat, linoleic acid, promotes oxidative stress, oxidised LDL, chronic low-grade inflammation and atherosclerosis especially when consumed in the form of vegetable oils. Therefore avoiding the Omega-6 fatty acids and consuming foods high in lutein and zeaxanthin can help decrease the risk of damage to the macula as well as the lens.
A cataract is an opaque cloudy area that forms in the lens of the human eye. In case of degeneration in the macula, a person is going to lose vision in the central part of an eye and will see things less defined.
Studies have shown that in addition to sunlight, blue light can lead to the development of cataracts. Lutein and zeaxanthin help filter blue light by absorbing it, which is one of the great benefits of consuming eggs.
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