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  • Roughly 15 to 47 percent of the total carotenoid content in dark green leafy vegetables is composed of lutein
  • Lutein is most known for improving your vision and assisting in fighting age-related eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration
  • Research has also linked lutein to benefits for your heart, brain and lungs

Your body needs antioxidants from foods and high-quality supplements to retain overall health and protect against infections and diseases. There are different types of antioxidants, each with its own functions and benefits. One is lutein, a carotenoid antioxidant, whose name is derived from the Latin word “luteus,” meaning “yellow.”

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