Vitamin E Health Benefits
My recent visit to the doctor’s clinic for the yearly health check-up revealed a few minor deficiencies. Probably the reason for lethargy, low immunity, and the hair fall too. He prescribed a daily dose of multivitamins, iron, and recommended a healthy balanced diet. I am a woman in my late 30s and according to the expert, time to begin with these micro-vitamins.
What comprises a healthy balanced diet?
Healthy eating means eating a variety of food which is rich in nutrients and vitamins. A balanced diet of commonly required macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients to match up the body needs. Nutritional deficiency can lead to various health-related problems. Such as lower immunity, skin problems, digestion disorders, and some other serious issues.
Our body absorbs nutrition from the diet that we intake, and if we do not consume a well-balanced diet we fall behind on health and fitness. The symptoms of vitamin deficiency may vary from person to person, but the most common ones are:
- Lower immunity
- Hair loss
- Menstrual problems
- Mood swings
- Depression, etc.
A well-balanced diet, healthy lifestyle, light exercise and a good intake of water is the right way to stay fit and happy. However, we cannot ensure these if our homemade healthy food isn’t providing the right requirement of nutrition. That’s when the need for health supplements comes into the picture.
What are the Benefits of Vitamin E?
In recent years, Vitamin E has become quite popular in fighting skin issues, hair loss, and other beauty related troubles. Vitamin E benefits are not limited to beauty alone, the gamut of its benefits range from the heart to immunity, from beauty to the entire nervous system.
Vitamin E is a nutrient that’s important for vision, reproduction, and the health of your blood, brain, and skin. (1) It acts as an antioxidant in our body, protecting it from free radical damage. Vitamin E has various benefits, the most important is its antioxidant property which helps support complete health.
10 Top Vitamin E rich foods are
1. Spinach – One of the richest green leafy vegetables, include spinach in your daily diet in the form of salads, soups, sandwich/bread fillings, etc. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and vitamin E and spinach is also easy to digest and easily available.
2. Almonds – Almonds are known for healthy skin, hair, brain, and overall health. Eat them raw, or soaked, roasted or in granola bars – almonds are very beneficial for health. Rich in vitamin E, almond oil is generously used in beauty and skin products too.
3. Wheat Germ Oil – Vegetable oils, especially wheat germ oil is very healthy for heart health and rich in vitamin E. Just one spoonful of wheat germ oil suffices 100% of daily vitamin E requirements.
4. Sunflower Seeds – These seeds are also part of a healthy five seeds family. Sunflower seeds are a rich source of various vitamins, minerals, natural fiber, and vitamin E. Use sunflower seeds in salads, desserts, snacks, or as a garnish. They taste delicious and are definitely top the charts as a superfood.
5. Olive Oil – Who doesn’t know the benefits of olive oil? Extremely good for skin and hair health, it can also be used for body massages. Olives are good for the heart, hence switching from regular cooking oil to olive oil would be a wise decision for the whole family. Rich in vitamin E, olive oil absorbs faster and is also controls body cholesterol levels.
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6. Peanuts – The best snacking option during untimely hunger pangs, peanuts are one amazing food. Eat them raw or as peanut-butter: both have loads of health benefits. Peanuts are a high source of antioxidants and the right level of monosaturated fats, making them good for the heart. You can add peanuts in your daily diets in the form of garnishing or as a base paste in curry dishes.
7. Broccoli – Another green on the list is broccoli, and I love it. Toss it in a pan with a little olive oil, other seasonal vegetables, garnish with sunflower seeds and crushed peanuts. Best tossed as vegetables on your plate. Broccoli is rich in protein, anti-cancer and has detoxifying properties. You must add broccoli in your diet as it’s good for health, maintains cholesterol levels and a dose of vitamin E.
8. Kiwi – Kiwis are a rich source of vitamin C and also vitamin E. You can make fruit salads, smoothies, punch, squash or add them in custard, desserts, etc.
9. Hazelnuts – All nuts are healthy, let’s just keep it that way. Hazelnuts taste delicious in cookies, cakes, chocolates, and even raw. Healthy source of vitamin E and a healthy way to lower down bad cholesterol in the body.
10. Avocado – Not my personal favorite, but avocado is also a great superfood and extremely good for health benefits. Filled with natural oil, avocado is good for health as well as skin.
Vitamin E the best health dose for you and family
These are just a few of the vitamin E rich foods that can be easily included in our diet for health benefits. However, diet only may not necessarily fulfill adequate requirements. Vitamin E supplements are the sure shot answer for meeting the daily need. The best way of life is – eat clean, stay fit and pick health. It’s advisable to take everything in moderation. Even when it comes to healthy options, make sure you know the right measurement and composition of it.
Hope you are taking your daily dose of vitamin E.
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