The term ‘Vitamin E’ refers to a group of essential fat-soluble nutrients found in many everyday foods such as nuts and seeds, wholegrains, eggs, avocados, and green leafy vegetables.Vitamin E is very important to maintain overall health. It helps keep your immune system strong, and helps slow the process of damage to cells from certain environmental factors such as smoking.1 It has anti-inflammatory properties, and when combined with other vitamins such as vitamin C, can help prevent against macular degeneration of the eyes.2 Research has also shown it to be effective against allergies and asthma.3 Vitamin E is also great for your skin, as it is an antioxidant meaning it helps prevent damage through oxidative stress.4 Applying vitamin E products to your skin could also help improve skin comfort, elasticity and moisture.
Luckily, you can get your daily requirements of vitamin E easily from your diet. The following meal plan is a delicious way to include vitamin E every day.
15mg per day – RDA
1. [Online] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25244230.
2. [Online] https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/vitamin-e.
3. [Online] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3997530/.
4. [Online] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7633944.