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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Astonishing Apples


‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’; Fact or myth? Read on to see why there are plenty of truths to this old wives’ tale!

Apples provide fantastic cardio-vascular support. Not only does the soluble fibre known as pectin help to reduce blood pressure, but it also supports the balance of blood sugar levels. This is achieved by promoting insulin release and at the same time reducing the absorption of glucose into the blood stream.

Pectin will also help to promote a healthy digestive system. It is used by the healthy bacteria to sooth the walls of the gut and can help with diarrhoea.

Apples provide exceptional antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support. Quercetin, one of the best known anti-oxidants in apples, is particularly rich in the apple skins. Quercetin has been associated with a reduced risk of asthma and lung cancer, however researchers believe there may be other mechanisms at work in apples to contribute to these findings.

There are endless ways to cook with apples; Chuck them into a smoothie, juice with carrots and ginger, spruce up a salad or stuff with dried fruit and bake in the oven. But for the best healthy treat; slice the apple, spread with almond nut butter, sprinkle mixed seeds and a pinch of cinnamon and devour!

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