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Nutrient Spotlight on Vitamin E

What is it important for?

A potent antioxidant -preventing oxidative damage to our cells

Protective against the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)

Balancing cholesterol

Improving blood flow

Fertility and gestation

Reducing memory loss in the elderly

Increasing the storage of vitamin A in our body

Reducing inflammation

Hormone balancing

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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