OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
Astaxanthin is an important component to a natural anti aging diet. Though astaxanthin has many health benefits as discussed in an earlier article by the Healthy Aging Research Foundation, astaxanthin is also known to have beneficial effects on eye health.
In fact, many of the suggested health benefits of astaxanthin are specifically related to your eyes. Astaxanthin can be found in higher concentrations within your retina when consumed from dietary sources, such as foods high in astaxanthin as well as supplements.
Dietary sources of astaxanthin include: sockeye salmon (the most robust in astaxanthin levels), red trout, lobster, shrimp, crawfish, and crabs. (Food sources: Wikipedia)
Along with the similar fat-soluble carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, current research suggests that astaxanthin may help in absorbing some of the blue light and near-UV rays which our retinas are exposed to on a daily basis.
Dietary sources of lutein and zeaxanthin include dark green leafy vegetables such as kale,spinach, turnip greens, collards, dandelion greens, and mustard greens. (Food sources: Wikipedia)
Bottom line: Fish as listed above along with certain vegetables may have beneficial effects on your eye health and should be considered in any anti aging dietary program.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
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