Vitamin E

vit eA good multivitamin is an important foundation of health and nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. You must keep up with those micronutrients as well. Today lets discuss Alpha tocopherol, the scientific name for vitamin E.

Now, to get this vitamin the good, old-fashion way would be to consume vegetables, nuts and fruits. Dark leafy greens such as turnip greens, dandelion greens and spinach are excellent sources. Tomatoes, broccoli and sweet potatoes are all high in this vitamin too. Nuts and seeds include peanuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, and sunflower seeds. Apples, nectarines, apricots, mango, kiwi and peaches are loaded with this vitamin.

Then for the pill form, you have natural versus synthetic. Natural vitamin E is a mixture of four tocopherols and four tocotrienols found in the tissues of green plants. When produced in a laboratory it is not as effective as natural vitamin E. You will find synthetic vitamin E in dietary supplements and fortified foods labeled.

It is best to get this wonderful nutrient from both sources, from your food and pills in order to reap all the benefits. Vitamin E is extremely beneficial to your skin. It can help prevent scarring, sun burns, skin diseases and even some cancer. This will ensure a beautiful complexion!


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