A new study shows that people who eat high levels of the yellow plant pigments lutein and zeaxanthin—found in vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, broccoli, green beans and collard greens—are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) when they get older. Research conducted by the government-supported Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group found that the two plant pigments may help prevent damage to the eyes normally caused by light and oxygen. While AMD is less prevalent among African Americans than white people, it remains the leading cause of vision loss for Americans over 50.