Vitamin E Rich Foods

Vitamin E (tocopherol) is essential to our health and vitality because it performs so many important functions in our bodies. Some people maintain that it has near-magic powers, like improving virility.

Found in almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanut butter, peanuts, spinach, and broccoli, vitamin E is easy to find in food. Daily servicing for adults should be 15mg and for children 4-7mg per day.

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, but unlike other fat-soluble vitamins only a small amount is stored in the body, mainly in the glands. A regular supply can be obtained from vitamin E rich foods or from supplements.

A List of Rich Sources of Vitamin E

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What does vitamin E do?

Whether vitamin E is a miracle vitamin is open to some debate, but there is no doubt that it plays a protective and restorative part in many body functions. Its primary role is to act as what is called an anti-oxidant, which means that it protects nutrients (including vitamins A, B & C and unsaturated fats) in the body from damage by oxygen. It does this by working with the mineral selenium.

Vitamin E plays an important part in :

  • the working of our hearts
  • dissolving clots
  • opening up new channels of blood supply
  • dilating blood vessels and strengthening blood capillary walls
  • improving the power and efficient working of our muscle tissue
  • acting as a natural diuretic
  • helping the growth of new skin and prevents the formation of excessive scar tissue
  • resisting infection and the effects of pollution
  • possibly, increasing fertility in men
  • delaying the aging process (hence why it’s so popular as a virility vitamin)

Never exceed the dosage for vitamin E, unless under medical supervision.

References :
Office of Dietary Supplements – National Institutes of Health

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