Monthly archive for November 2001

Lutein: Not Just For Eyes

Score one more for green leafy vegetables. Lutein, a carotenoid that colors spinach, kale, collards, and their cousins, has had positive reviews in the news, lately. Research has shown that lutein may protect eyes from macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness in the elderly. Research has shown that lutein may also keep arteries from clogging. Popeye was getting more than that surge of energy when he ate his spinach and so will you. Eat more spinach! I love fresh lemon juice on mine. It has occurred to me that First Place members might eat more of the “free” vegetables (page 51, Member’s Guide) if they could count them as a vegetable on the Commitment Record (CR). I hear from several First Place members every week who tell me that if they are going to eat those “free veggies,” they want to count them. The free vegetables, when eaten raw,

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