What is it important for?
A potent antioxidant -preventing oxidative damage to our cells
Protective against the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
Improving blood flow
Fertility and gestation
Reducing memory loss in the elderly
Increasing the storage of vitamin A in our body
Anti- aging and repairing skin damage
Did you know…...?
Vitamin E is a term used for 8 different nutrients, all of which are dissolved and stored in fat throughout the body.
So how can we include it in our daily diet?
Spinach, asparagus, avocado, sweet potatoes, peas , carrots, tomatoes, bananas, blackberries
Seeds and nuts e.g. sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts
Sesame oil, olive oil, avocado oil
Lima beans, chickpeas
Oatmeal, wheat germ, rye, brown rice
Butter, salmon, beef, egg yolk
An easy vitamin E rich recipe idea...............
Super E Smoothie
Place the following ingredients in to your smoothie maker or blender:
A handful of spinach,
2 handfuls of frozen mixed berries,
Half an avocado,
Approximately 6 chunks of cantaloupe melon or pear,
1 tablespoons of sunflower seeds,
A large glass of water ( this can be adjusted depending on how thick you like it)
Blitz for approximately 20 seconds
Pour into a glass and polish off for breakfast!
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