Why Vitamin E is so good for you?

[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”0″ padding_right=”0″ hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][fusion_text]vegetableVitamin E is one of the essential Fat soluble vitamins, It is actually not a single compound, but refers to the group of 2 distinct compounds tocopherol & tocotrienol & each of these have 4 configurations “alpha, beta, gamma, delta” Alpha tocopherol & Gamma Tocopherol are the most common & can be found in nuts, green leafy vege & plant oils.

Vitamin E is an essential & very powerful antioxidant (which can also be absorbed through the skin, hence why many body creams are enriched with Vit E.) As an antioxidant it protects the body from free radical damage that is a result of day to day activity, air pollution, UV radiations, cigarette smoke etc. . Free radicals are molecules that contain an unshared electron. They damage cells & might contribute to the development of serious illness such as cancer.

Vitamin E plays a great role in the maintenance of the immune system , as being fat soluble means it can enter cells & protect them from oxidation, including protecting white blood cells, which help defend & protect the body from viruses & bacteria. Vitamin E is also important in the formation of red blood cells and it helps the body use vitamin K. It also helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting inside them.

Cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and carry out many important functions. The best way to get the daily requirement of vitamin E is by eating food sources or supplementing with a high quality supplement.

Vitamin E is found in the following foods:

  • Vegetable oils (such as wheat germ)
  • Nuts (such as almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts )
  • Seeds (such as sunflower seeds)
  • Green leafy vegetables (such as spinach and broccoli)
  • Fortified breakfast cereals, fruit juices, and spreads. Fortified means that vitamins have been added to the food.

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