Vitamin E Foods
The discussion in this article is about Vitamin E foods and how to get this vitamin naturally.
Vitamins are any of various organic substances that are essential in minute quantities to the nutrition of most animals and some plants; as these act as coenzymes and as precursors of coenzymes in the regulation of metabolic processes. They do not provide energy or serve as building units.
Vitamin E is essential in the nutrition of various vertebrates in which their absence could be associated with infertility, degenerative changes in muscle or vascular abnormalities. Vitamin E is especially found in wheat, vegetable oils and green leafy vegetables or it could be made synthetically. It is also used in animal feeds and as an Antioxidant.
Researchers stated that consumption of Vitamin E could strengthening the immune system. Vitamin E deficiency may cause anemia and in extreme cases brain disorders.
The deficiency of Vitamin E could be as a result of Cirrhosis of liver, alcoholism, after gastric or intestinal surgery, disorders of fat metabolism, obstructive jaundice, celiac disease, etc.
Vitamin E foods that one can find in a Kitchen and the benefits –
Eating a handful of Almonds will offer Vitamin E.
Topically Vitamin E Oil gives moisturizing effect for chapped lips during winter.
Good source for Vitamin E is Chard which is a tall leafy vegetable commonly known as Swiss chard. Scientifically researchers stated that Chard leaves contain 13 different polyphenol antioxidants.
Eating papaya fruit regularly is useful.
Brussels and Kale (a variation of Cabbage) are good sources of Vitamin E.
One cup of Olives gives 20% of daily demand of Vitamin E.
Flaxseed Oil along with Vitamin E has beneficial effects for skin.
Collard Greens contains Vitamin E and other essentials.
Vegetable oil, Sunflower seeds and oil, Rice bran, Peanuts, Palm oil are good Vitamin E foods. To protect the Vitamin E content of Vegetable oils like Olive oil, Sunflower Seed oil, they should be kept in tightly capped containers so that unnecessary exposure to air is avoided.
Eating regularly Spinach, Kiwi, Peanuts and Peanut butter is good.
Other good Vitamin E foods are Apricot, Green Vegetables, Whole grains, Wheat germ, Apples, etc.
Lentils, Rice, Chickpeas, Oats and Barley grass are also good sources.
Hazelnuts are particularly rich in Vitamin E.
Turnip Greens are bitter in taste but high in essential nutrients.
Eating a lot of Salmon is good, as it comes under good Vitamin E foods.
Add Avocados in Salad whenever possible.
Take one cup of boiled and cooled Kale extract regularly.
Evening Prim Rose oil along with Vitamin E is beneficial for Menopausal Women.
I hope the article on Vitamin E foods helps all. This is an essential Vitamin to the human body and it is best (as far as bio-availability is concerned), when obtained from natural sources.
Dr. Deo is an expert Herbalist, a consultant and the author of this page.
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