It seems these two colorful carotenoids are more than just eye "candy"! Carotenoids are pigments found in fruits and veggies that give them their bright colors. When your parents said carrots were good for your eyes, they were right! Carrots provide quite a bit of these carotenoids, mainly as lutein and zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin). Lutein and zeaxanthin are renowned for eye health. So what's all this have to do with the brain?