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"Egg Industry Blind Spot"
The egg industry loves to boast that eggs have these two compounds, lutein and zeaxanthin, that appear
so protective against cataracts and macular degeneration. What the industry does is feed hens yellow corn,
alfalfa, even marigold petals -- anything to boost the egg content up to 166 mcg per large egg.
So, they say, don't worry about that whole cholesterol thing. Eat eggs to protect your sight.
Eggs can actually have up to 250 mcg. A cup of carrots though has over 1,000. A single serving
of collard greens closer to 15,000, and a serving of kale tops the chart at nearly 24,000.
One spoonful of spinach has as much as 9 eggs. One spoonful! For eye protection, the recommendation is
to get 10,000 a day. So that's like a third cup of spinach or 40 eggs. More than 3 cartons of eggs a day, every day.
That's nutrition UN-scrambled?
Here are the top ten sources of these critical eyesight-saving nutrients. All greens. Eggs don't even
make the top 100. To get to eggs, you have to scroll down a couple pages, and, according to
the USDA, come in right behind...Captain Crunch with Crunchberries.
There are more phytonutrients in Crunchberries than there are in eggs.