Category Archives: Lutein

Eggs As A Source of Antioxidants

Eggs are a highly nutritious food that are high in protein. In addition, if the chickens that lay the eggs are fed a free range diet, and allowed to forage for food, the eggs can also be a source if … Continue reading

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Chlorella as a Source of Lutein

Chlorella species is a group of freshwater microalgae that photosynthesise in a similar way to plants. Like plants chlorella produce a number of phytochemicals that are accessory pigments to photosynthetic chlorophyll, including the carotenoid lutein. Lutein is the most abundant … Continue reading

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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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