Lutein is a yellow pigment of the carotenoid family, which is found in various foods such as seaweed, corn, peppers, egg yolk, etc. It is a powerful antioxidant, which helps to retard spoilage and oxidation of cells and tissues, protects the body from attack by free radicals, that is why it is used in various therapeutic treatments. One of its most important medical uses is to avoid eye degeneration that causes blindness and cataract progression, protecting the outside of the retina.
Calendula, peas, cranberries, oranges, sweet potatoes, egg yolk (owns 85% of lutein), corn (owns 60% of lutein), mustard, red peppers, leeks, tomatoes, parsley, celery, white potatoes, squash blossoms, spinach, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli (owns 20% of lutein), cabbage, spinach.
This salad is highly recommended; the combination of flavors is great and is also very nutritious. You can make other variations and add chicken pieces, instead of cheese and / or add small pieces of toast (note that this would increase the number of calories).
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