Tuesday, December 6, 2011

VITAMIN E FOODS

Vitamin E is a crucial vitamin in protecting cell membranes.  According to Dr. Joseph McCord, an antioxidant researcher and leading authority of the subject, different antioxidants perform their roles in protecting us from free radicals in different ways.  Vitamin E defends the membranes of the cells from becoming attacked by those out-of-control free radicals.  Without such defenses, free radicals literally tear apart cell membranes causing the cell to leak out its vital fluids and die.  Vitamin E is fat-soluble and is concentrated in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, legumes, and some brans. Protect your body by including the following foods, high in Vitamin E, to your diet on a regular basis.  This is not to say you should sit down and eat a pound of walnuts for example.  A few a day, several times a week is all you need.

These foods are listed in order of the most milligrams of Vitamin E per 3 1/2 ounces:
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Wheat Germ
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Dried Lima Beans

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