To help deflect criticism from the cholesterol content of their product, the egg industry touts the benefits of two phytonutrients, lutein and zeaxanthin, that have indeed been shown to be beneficial in protecting one’s eyesight against vision-threatening conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. But how do eggs stack up against plant-based sources?
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For more on the health effects of egg consumption, check out these videos:
Who Says Eggs Aren’t Healthy or Safe?
Eggs & Cholesterol: Patently False and Misleading Claims
Eggs & Choline: Something Fishy
Eggs, Choline, & Cancer
Eggs & Arterial Function
And what else has lutein and zeaxanthin? Avocados. Check out Are Avocados Good for You?
For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Preserving Vision Through Diet; Bad Egg; Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk; 98% of American Diets Potassium Deficient; Prevent Breast Cancer by Any Greens Necessary; Eggs, Cigarettes, and Atherosclerosis; and Why Are Eggs Linked to Cancer Progression?