Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Dandelion greens come loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients important for healthy eyesight. Two cups of dandelion greens — a serving size that counts as 1 cup of vegetables, under U.S. Department of Agriculture dietary guidelines — provide 15 milligrams of lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients filter light as it enters your eyes to protect eye tissues from light-induced damage. Consuming at least 12 milligrams combined of lutein and zeaxanthin daily lowers your risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, according to the American Optometric Association. From LIVESTRONG.