Kate's Cuisine

Jun 12 2009

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a vitamin that’s mostly known for its huge antioxidant properties. Vitamin E works to find and destroy free radicals, which can be very dangerous. Free radicals are vicious molecules that can cause things such as heart disease and cancer. The antioxidants found in Vitamin E help destroy these free radicals as well as help boost the immune system. Vitamin E can also help repair damaged DNA.

Both men and women that are over the age of 19 should get 15mg/day of Vitamin E.

Vegetables oils, especially wheat germ oil, are great sources of Vitamin E. These kinds of oils can be found in salad dressings and certain margarines. Nuts, beans, and whole grains are also great sources of Vitamin E, as are green and leafy vegetables.

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