Vitamin E is essential to humans as it is an antioxidant that can help promote cellular health. Vitamin E is made up of a group of 8 fat soluble compounds, which include 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols.
The 4 tocopherols (Alpha Tocopherol, Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol and Delta Tocopherol) of Vitamin E have been extensively researched and are of interest to the scientific community for their health support benefits.
Vitamin E – A Powerful Antioxidant
Research has found that Vitamin E has powerful antioxidant properties that can help protect your cells against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules which occur naturally in our bodies as part of our normal metabolic processes. These free radicals can lead to oxidative stress being placed on our cells which can reduce the life of our cells by weakening and breaking down the healthy cells in our bodies. Research has also indicated that free radicals can contribute in the development of certain diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
So, what role does Vitamin E play? According to research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as an antioxidant Vitamin E can help to extend the life of healthy cells by slowing the aging process of cells and therefore reduces the damage of free radicals on our cells.
Protection against Environmental Stresses
Free radicals are produced during metabolic processes (for example when our bodies break down food) but they are also produced when we are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Some people are more likely to produce higher levels of free radicals if they are smoking or exposed to cigarette smoke, if they are exposed to air pollution (such as from living in large cities), and if they receive high exposure to UV (ultraviolet) rays from sunlight (such as if they spend many hours during the day in the sun).
Vitamin E can help to repair cell damage due to its antioxidant properties.
Vitamin E Food Sources
Many foods such as nuts, vegetables and fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin E. The table below lists various food sources and the amount of Vitamin E they provide based on the given quantity:
|Food Source||Quantity||Amount of Vitamin E|
|Dry roasted sunflower seeds||1 ounce (oz.)||7.4 milligrams (mg)|
|Dry roasted hazelnuts||1 oz.||4.3 mg|
|Dry roasted peanuts||1 oz.||2.2 mg|
|Dry roasted almonds||1 oz.||6.8 mg|
|Boiled spinach||4 oz.||1.9 mg|
|Chopped and boiled broccoli||4 oz.||1.2 mg|
|Kiwifruit||1 medium-sized||1.1 mg|
|Sliced mango||4 oz.||0.7 mg|
|Raw tomato||1 medium-sized||0.7 mg|
Getting Vitamin E from food sources is easy. For example, you can make a salad with a spinach base or snack on hazelnuts or sunflower seeds!
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Article Source: Healthline (The Benefits of Vitamin E)