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Vegetables with lutein and zeaxanthin nutrients
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Insufficient Lutein and Zeaxanthin Nutrients

Taking Vitamin C, Omega-3, Probiotics or Evening Primrose for our immunity, brain or gut? How about vitamins for your eyes?

We often remember to take common supplements for our brain, skin and gut, yet, eyes are often neglected like the middle child of the family. Jk 😉

According to our survey done with 100 respondents, almost 97% of them chose eyesight as their most important sense. Yet, these are often overused and neglected, especially in this screen age. But at the same time, many of us might not know where and how to start to care for our eyes.

Our eyes are unique and hence require a unique set of nutrients to stay healthy in this digital age, where we use screens to work, play and relax. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are the two main essential vitamins for your precious eyes, which are only attainable from our diet as our body does not produce them.

 
So, how does Lutein & Zeaxanthin benefit us?

 

Lutein is anti-inflammatory, which protects the eye’s retina from phototoxic light damage, preventing or even improving both age-related eye macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract. Zeaxanthin works together with Lutein to absorb blue light, protecting the retina from light-related damage. 

 

Importance of Lutein & Zeaxanthin in this Digital Age

 

We work and take breaks using screens. It is almost inevitable to reduce screen time, and we are overworking our eyes unknowingly. Moving to this digital age, our eyes require much more attention than before. Working from home, attending hours and hours of zoom meetings, and our sources of entertainment have shifted to Netflix and online shopping. 

According to Statista, Singaporeans spend an average of 12 hours on screens a day. It is to no surprise that many of us are experiencing digital eye strain where common symptoms include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Strained or tired eyes
  • Burning or itching eyes
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Headaches
  • Neck or shoulder pain

Let’s start giving our eyes the little attention we are giving to our brain, skin and gut health. Learn more about digital eye strain and how we can better take care of our overworked eyes in this screen age.

 
Where Lutein & Zeaxanthin can be found

1. Food approach

 

A “colourful” diet is the best. Neither of these essential nutrients is produced by our body, so we must get them through diet. Get your daily dose of Lutein and Zeaxanthin by eating dark leafy green vegetables such as kale, sweet potato leaves, spinach, and other colourful fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, corn, paprika, and tangerines.

Go for variety and add lots of fruits and veggies. Many people think carrots are best for your eyes. Spinach is actually better—it has more of the lutein and zeaxanthin that your eyes need! 

 

2. Lookafter Digital Eyes Dietary Supplements

 

Food is the best way to get the right nutrients, but we may not get all we need in our daily meals. That’s why supplementation may be a good idea to fill the nutritional gaps. Lookafter Digital Eyes dietary supplements contain 10mg of Lutein & 2mg of Zeaxanthin, the recommended dosage according to AREDS2 studies by the National Eye Institute. Coupled with other essential eye vitamins, these eye gummies aid in:

  1. Strengthening Blue Light Defense
  2. Nourishing Tired & Strained Eyes
  3. Supporting Overall Eye Health

You can’t stop ageing – but you can slow it down, starting with good habits. Don’t miss out on the benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin for your eyes: give them the TLC your precious eyes require too 🙂