Vitamin E Benefits

There are a lot of vitamins and minerals your body needs in order to stay healthy and strong, but few of them are as important for your health as Vitamin E!

Vitamin E--found in foods with high natural fat content, such as olives, coconuts, nuts, and avocadoes--is a protective vitamin. It offers a lot of benefits to your body, including:

There are believed to be many more benefits of Vitamin E, though science has yet to prove that it is effective against cancer, cataracts, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and heart disease. However, you can be certain that it will offer the benefits listed above, so it's in your best interest to get more Vitamin E in your diet!

According to WebMD, here's how much Vitamin E you should take per day:

Children

1-3 years -- 6 mg/day (9 IU)

4-8 years -- 7 mg/day (10.4 IU)

9-13 years -- 11 mg/day (16.4 IU)

Women

14 years and up -- 15 mg/day (22.4 IU)

Pregnant -- 15 mg/day (22.4 IU)

Breastfeeding --  19 mg/day (28.5 IU)

Men

14 years and up -- 15 mg/day (22.4 IU)

 

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