Nutritionist: Chicken eggs protect eyes from harmful blue light

Substances contained in chicken eggs will help preserve vision. It protects your eyes from blue light emitted by gadgets.

Nutritionist Mara McStay told Eat This, Not That! about this. According to her, it's all about the unique substances contained in eggs. We are talking about lutein and zeaxanthin. They protect the eyes from blue light.

Lutein may help improve vision and protect against age-related eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Together with zeaxanthin, it absorbs excess photon energy and destroys free radicals.

What other foods are high in lutein?

  • Green leafy vegetables: Spinach, kale, broccoli.
  • Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables : carrots, pumpkin, bell peppers and mango.
  • Corn is also a good source of lutein.
  • Seaweed.

Eggs also contain choline . It is important for proper brain function, improving memory and even mood.

Eggs are very nutritious, they contain a lot of protein and more than a dozen different vitamins and microelements.

Prolonged and intense exposure to light from gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and computers can have negative effects on the eyes:

Fatigue. Prolonged screen time causes eye fatigue, dryness, irritation and a feeling of tension.

Electronic devices emit blue light, which can suppress the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. This leads to insomnia.

Risk of developing degenerative eye diseases. Long-term exposure to light from gadgets increases the risk of developing degenerative eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

What to do:

  • Limit screen time.
  • Put a blue light filter on your devices or use special glasses.
  • Take regular breaks and exercise your eyes.
  • Maintain optimal lighting.

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