KEEPER People whose diets are rich in the carotenoids
lutein and zeaxanthin and get the most vitamin E from diet and
supplements are less likely to develop cataracts.
what Harvard researchers with the women’s Health study found
after following more than35000 women for 10 year.
The women with the highest dietary
intakes of the carotenoids were 18% less likely to develop
cataracts, those getting the most vitamin E were 14% less
likely. Experts believe that antioxidants like carotenoids and E
can protected against free radical damage in the lens of the
Fruits and vegetables, particularly
leafy greens like spinach, seem to offer the most dietary
protection. However, overall protection was highest in those
getting carotenoids and E from a combination and supplements.
Because safety questions surround
vitamin E supplement form experts recommend consulting your
doctor before taking more than what’s in a basic multi. But do
get E from oils, nuts and seeds.