Category Archives: Lutein

Chlorella Species Algae

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Carotenoid Rich Foods for Skin Protection

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Cataracts: Do Nutrient Supplements Help Prevent Cataracts?

Cataracts are an opacity of the eye caused by free radical damage to the lens. It has been suggested that vitamins and dietary antioxidants may hold some protective effects in this regard. Perhaps the most beneficial compounds in this regard … Continue reading

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Lutein Protects From Cataracts: More Evidence

Lutein is a phytochemical belonging to the carotenoid group. In particular, lutein is classified as a xanthophyll, and is closely related to other dietary xanthophylls including cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin. Lutein is present in green leafy vegetables and egg yolks … Continue reading

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Cataract Protection: Xanthophylls

Xanthophylls are a group of oxidised carotenoids that may play a role in human health. Xanthophylls are found in wide variety of plant foods such as green leafy vegetables, and can also be found in the tissues of animals that … Continue reading

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Prevention of Cataracts: Lutein

Free radicals are chemicals that are able to oxidise cells and tissues. This oxidation process leads to tissue damage and can often create chain reactions that cause further damage to cellular components. Antioxidants have been shown to be beneficial to … Continue reading

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Lutein Intake: Another Marker of Health?

Lutein is a xanthophyll found in high concentrations in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale. Xanthophylls are oxidised carotenoids, and like carotenoids, they may have antioxidant effects in animals. Carotenoids and xanthophylls are found mainly in foods … Continue reading

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Carotenoids as Antioxidants in Humans

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Carotenoids and Xanthophylls

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Citrus Fruit for Carotenoids

Carotenoids are a group of phytonutrients that may have particular health benefits in humans. Carotenoids are synthesised in plants and are absorbed by animals when they eat carotenoid containing plants. Common dietary carotenoids include β-carotene and lycopene, and these are … Continue reading

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