The Vitamin Guide Series: Vitamin E

The Vitamin Guide Series: A-Z – Volume 12

Vitamin E

Vitamin E

 

Introduction…

Vitamin E is key to providing a strong immune system & healthy skin & eyes.

Research suggests that Vitamin E seems to help protect cells from damage; in fact, it may reduce the risk of developing cancer, heart disease & other chronic diseases.

 

The Benefits of Vitamin E…                               

In addition to being a powerful antioxidant, vitamin E is needed for the healthy functioning of many systems in the body.

The health benefits of vitamin E include:

  • Helping with the production of red blood cells
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Helping the body to process & use vitamin K
  • Improving blood circulation & overall circulatory system
  • Promoting normal blood clotting
  • Repairing tissue
  • Helping to prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer & stroke
  • Reducing the risk & of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Decreasing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome

 

 

  

The Optimal Amount of Vitamin E…

Age Males Females Pregnancy Lactation
14+ years 15 mg
(22.4 IU)
15 mg
(22.4 IU)
15 mg
(22.4 IU)
19 mg
(28.4 IU)

 

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Vegetable oil
  • Tomatoes & tomato products
  • mixed nuts
  • Carrot juice
  • Broccol

 

Foods that Contain Vitamin E….

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Vegetable oil
  • Tomatoes & tomato products
  • mixed nuts
  • Carrot juice
  • Broccol
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Greens
  • Papaya
  • Olives
  • Avocado
  • Wheat germ

 

 

The Bottom Line…

Vitamin E performs as a powerful antioxidant when absorbed by the body.

It helps to neutralise free radicals that can harm the cells & tissues of your body.

Free radicals are highly reactive substances that are often blamed for a wide range of health problems. Free radicals attack the cell membranes, proteins, & the body’s DNA.

Ensure you get enough Vit E through your diet using the foods listed above.

 

 

To Your Best Health

ShapeTrainer Daniel Grant

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Resources:

http://www.complete-herbal.com/atoz/atozofvitamins.htm

http://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-09-2010/vitamins_from_a_to_z.html

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