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Challenge of the Week!

Nutritional Challenge: "Eat the rainbow for your eye" Add more veggies and fruits to your diet. Eating more veggies and fruits diet will help your eyes. Veggies and fruits contain carotenoids that help protect from cells from damage. Lutein is one of only two carotenoids found in the human eye, and it concentrates in the critical point of the retina that receives and absorbs light. It works in two ways; it absorbs potentially damaging light (especially blue light) and protects against oxidative damage. Studies also show that lutein can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, two of the leading causes of vision trouble in adults, by 35 percent and 40 percent, respectively.

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