Top foods for healthy eyes - #2: Eggs

As with leafy greens, eggs are packed full of antioxidants, including eye-friendly lutein and zeaxanthin, which are known to help prevent macular degeneration and protect your eyes from ultraviolet radiation from the sun. 

Whilst the actual levels of these vital antioxidants are higher in leafy greens such as kale and spinach, the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs is thought to be in a highly absorbable and almost ideal form.  

Furthermore, a significant number of nutrients and minerals including vitamins A, D E and K as well as lutein and zeaxanthin are fat-soluble. This means your diet must contain fat for such nutrients to be absorbed (yet another reason why the low fat diet craze of recent decades has been linked with higher rates of certain diseases, including obesity). The fat contained in eggs will therefore actually help you absorb some nutrients from eggs, including eye-friendly lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as any fat-soluble nutrients from other sources taken at the same time.

So, for an amazing eye-boosting and nutrient-packed breakfast, why not try a couple of poached eggs along with your favourite green juice or smoothie?!