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Which foods contain carotenoids that may protect my eye health?

The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin may protect eye health.  Egg yolks, corn, pumpkin, squash, red peppers, Brussels sprouts and leafy greens like collards, turnip greens and spinach contain lutein and zeaxanthin. In general, consuming five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily ensures adequate intake of carotenoids and vitamins A, C and E. Deep green and dark yellow or orange fruits and vegetables, such as Swiss chard, bok choy, spinach, cantaloupe, mango, sweet potatoes, and acorn or butternut squash are packed with carotenoids. Vegetables from the cabbage family, such as cauliflower, sprouts and broccoli also are good sources of carotenoids.

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