This week we have a second blog for you about the super antioxidant Vitamin E. This is a very important antioxidant and should always be included in any antioxidant product or regime you may choose.
Vitamin E is fat soluble which means it can be retained by the body unlike water soluble nutrients that need to be replaced daily.
Oxidation and Free Radical damage
As we have explained before our cells get damaged by free radicals. Free radicals are part of our natural body processes they cause cell damage and shorten cell lifespan. Vitamin E is deemed to be our body’s counterpart to free radicals helping negate the impact of free radicals.
How can you limit free radical damage?
The best protection for your body is to
The EFSA support what we are saying by stating that:
Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Best Food Sources
Sunflower seeds, wheat germ, soybeans, hazelnuts, cereals, mango, avocado, butternut squash.
It is important to note that you should try and eat a variety of these foods to ensure you get the full benefit of vitamin E. This nutrient is comprised of 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. Research indicates that each of these isomers has a particular function so by eating a broad range of vitamin E foods you will ensure full support for your body.
Who needs Vitamin E?
How can I get enough?
Fortunately, vitamin E rich foods are those that can enhance other dishes so you can include nuts and seeds in your breakfast, on your salad, have them as a snack or even as part of a dessert.
Ensure you have a regular intake of vitamin E rich foods and that they come from organic sources. Maintaining a healthy balanced diet including organic foods will enhance your health and well being.
As ever if there is a shortfall in your diet taking a supplement will ensure you are not deficient in this vital antioxidant.
Sadly, we will repeat this statement throughout this series of blogs. The nutrients in our modern diet do not compare to those of our ancestors. In previous times, our ancestors ate approximately 20 times more nutrients than we do today.
The ancestral diet was comprised berries, fruits and other vegetables. Today, we eat processed ready meals that lack the nutrient content our bodies need. In addition, the intensive farming of our land means that nutrients are vastly depleted from the soil. It is going to take a long time to recover this situation. The processing of our food removes even more nutrients.
This means we are exposed to a nutrient deficiency. We simply do not get the nutrients we need to thrive in this modern world. It is our aim for our customers that they do not just survive but achieve optimal health. In our opinion, it is extremely difficult to achieve this without the help of supplements.
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