Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Great article by Phil Lanman, trainer: Miguel Cotto
Egg yolks provide the most readily absorbed form of lutein — leafy greens are also an excellent source.
While no recommended daily allowance has been determined for this powerhouse nutrient, experts recommend 4-6 mg a day. However, federal surveys found that the average American consumes only about 2 mg of lutein daily.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), this could easily be doubled by eating a salad consisting of one cup of spinach and one egg (which would give you 4 mg of lutein). Why should you care about how much lutein you’re eating?
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