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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.
We all know that stress is the body's natural response to perceived danger. Unfortunately, the modern world presents us with too many everyday situations that trigger our flight-or-fight mechanism and can potentially make stress a chronic condition.
In order to live a full, happy life and protect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, we need to learn ways to become more resilient, reduce and even prevent undue stress.
The term "sleep hygiene" refers to a complex of healthy sleep habits, behaviors and environmental factors that attribute to a person's ability to have a good night's sleep. Building and following optimal sleep hygiene is one of the most effective and natural ways to improve sleep and overall health.
There are numerous factors that affect our sleep and by recognizing them, we are able to alter our lifestyle in order to enjoy a better night's sleep and feel more rested. In this post, we discuss 7 sleep improving ideas that you can adjust according to your circumstances to create your personal sleep hygiene.
Prior to modern electrical sources of light, people used to divide their sleep time into two segments, separated by several hours of night-walking. This sleep pattern is called segmented sleep.
The space between first and second sleep is a quiet-wakefulness, a meditative silent space for prayer, reflecting on dreams and creative activities. With new information available, waking up in the middle of the night is considered to be completely normal.