The Power of Paprika

2. Paprika and Eye Health

Therapeutically, paprika works wonders on eye health. Nutritionally, a single tablespoon of ground paprika boasts 4 different carotenoids—beta-carotine, beta-cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin, and lutein—which protect eye tissues from damaging UV rays, prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, and give the spice its impressive red hue.

Paprika is also rich in vitamin A, which helps improve healthy night vision. And you don’t need much. According to recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, a  mere tablespoon of paprika contains more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin A for both men and women.

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