Lutein

Food Blog: Getting the Best from Salad

Don’t let your salads go naked – dress them!

With the holiday season and the associated over-eating and food indiscretions behind us, many of us are reaching out to salads as part of our New Year’s resolutions.

Science-based Information on Supplements

There are thousands of dietary supplements on the market, and it can be daunting to find the right ones for your particular health concerns. WellWise.org endeavors to share the latest information science is discovering about the effects of dietary supplements on various health conditions.

Eye Health

Eye health and the role of nutrition

To understand why nutrition might help with vision health requires a rudimentary understanding of where certain natural nutritional compounds go once they make it into the body. 

Lutein

Lutein: the better to see you

This visionary carotenoid is present in the eye's macula and lens, as well as in the skin, where it filters high-energy blue wavelengths of visible light from both natural sunlight and indoor light. Lutein also quenches free radicals that can damage cells in human tissues. For these reasons, it is much heralded as an eye-health and skin-health ingredient.

Skin Health

Natural nutrients add to your skin health

Skin health is very important to a lot of people, especially in the fashion and beauty industries. And these are  high-dollar enterprises. People pay exorbitant sums to maintain the appearance of beauty. There are three recent trends in natural personal care:

Health Blog: Why we need omega-3s … and krill oil

Why should we take omega-3 supplements, especially if we are consuming a balanced and nutritious diet?

One major reason is because the nutritional value of our foods today has changed dramatically, largely as a result of how they are produced and distributed. Far from the ideal 1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats, average diets today contain 6-20 times as much omega-6s as omega-3s. This poses serious health risks. In fact, omega-3 deficiency is so rampant that mainstream health media now considers the lack of omega-3 fats in diet as among society’s most pressing health issues.

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