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Are Eggs Good For Your Eyes?

I read something that says eggs are good for my eyes. Is that right?

Yes, egg yolks contain a natural pigment (colorant) called lutein, which is important in keeping our eyes healthy. Get enough lutein in your diet by eating foods such as eggs, corn and dark, leafy greens (such as spinach). Having plenty of lutein in your diet may lower your risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.                                                                                    

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

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