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- Mar 25 2017
Foods Naturally Rich in Vitamin E
There’s always a lot of talk on what kind of foods to eat and what kind of diet to follow so that you get the best of everything, and ensure that your body isn’t lacking in any nutrients. But rather than jumping straight diet and food, let’s go more into the tiny elements that our meals are comprised of – the Vitamins and minerals. It’s the right balance of these elements that keeps us healthy and helps the smooth functioning of the body. Let us look at a particular Vitamin that is essential for the body and the different sources to get this vitamin from.
Vitamin E is a group of 8 fat-soluble vitamins which help prevent oxidative stress to the body, and other vitamins within the body. You need to be careful though, because the right amount of vitamin E can keep you healthy and help prevent heart disease, but excess amounts of the same vitamin can lead to haemorrhaging and bleeding.
Vitamin E foods, like the ones listed below, are considered to be safe and healthy. So you need to revamp the grocery list and make some valuable additions to the list and your daily routine too!
These aren’t that commonly heard of, but Sunflower seeds actually make for a great source of Vitamin E. You get them at your local grocery store and also packaged with a few flavors from vendors such as ‘Tong Garden’, so the availability isn’t really the problem, just the awareness is. Try them and get your dose of Vitamin E!
Popeye’s secret to his immaculate strength also happens to be one of the best possible sources of Vitamin E! Just one cup of boiled spinach is enough to fulfil 20% of your needs
Kale is almost like Spinach’s brother. Just one cup of this leafy vegetable can give you up to 6% of your daily Vitamin E requirements. One smart way to consume it would be to mash up Kale and a few other vegetables like beetroot and carrot and make a green nutritious smoothie
These may be slightly bitter in taste, but we can assure you that they’re a powerhouse of essential nutrients that will do your body good. Like most other greens, just a cup full of turnip greens contains vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate and other important nutrients.
Vegetable oil offer 4.5-5 mg of vitamin E in one tea spoon. Try cottonseed oil or even sun flower oil to caramelize your fruits and vegetables!
If you love peanuts, you’re in luck! Peanuts are a great source of antioxidants, packed with monounsaturated fats, help prevent colon cancer and gallstones, and are great for the heart as well. Did you know that 1/4th cup of peanuts contain 20% of the required vitamin E intake and eating peanuts lowers risk of weight gain? Definitely adding it to the grocer’s list aren’t you!
The mystical looking fruit which seems exotic to buy but actually is quite easily available and not too expensive either! This delicious fruit is a very good source of vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin that is high in antioxidants. You can normally buy avocados at any time of the year at the local grocer or fancier supermarkets. According to many health experts, avocado is rich in fiber, low in carbohydrates, loaded with carotenoids and just 1 avocado contains 20% of the required daily intake of vitamin E.
Dry fruits are extremely underrated and make a great source of healthy fats and other nutrients. When we speak about dry fruits, we can’t ignore the most popular choice – Almonds. When you need a fast burst of energy, nothing is as good as a fistful of almonds. 1 cup of almond might be high in calories, but it provides almost twice the necessary amount of Vitamin E for the day i.e. 181%. Not a fan of raw almonds? You can look up easy DIY recipes online and make a variety of yum nut butters with chocolate infusion, coffee flavoring, the list goes on and on.
In India it isn’t the most easy to find item, but once you get your hands on it you’re pretty much sorted. Asparagus is a storehouse of various nutrients and minerals as well as anti-inflammatory superpowers. It is also a great store house of Vitamin C, beta carotene, zinc, manganese and selenium. In fact, 1 cup of asparagus contains 18% of your day’s requirement of vitamin E. You can quickly cook up an omelette stuffed with asparagus in the morning or toss freshly cooked pasta with asparagus for a quick fix healthy meal! Go try it, and thank us later.
This is an absolute favourite among all the health freaks and this member of the cabbage family is a great source of protein and Vitamin E. Broccoli, like its predecessor Asparagus also contains anti-cancer properties and also works wonders in lowering your cholesterol. It is also a great detox food. Add some broccoli to your soups or salads or just steam it as a side dish with any meal to enjoy its benefits.
Vitamin E is absolutely essential to the body, and now you know how to get it too. So don’t let anything stop you from switching over to the healthy side! One thing that Vitamin E is known for is vitalizing your skin and hair and giving you a fresh look. Vitamin E is also beneficial uniquely to both men and women. In women, it combats menstrual cramps and eases pregnancy hassles. In men, it is found to improve your fertility as well. Besides this, Vitamin E has weight loss benefits too! Need we say more?
There’s clearly no standard formula for healthy eating, but paying a little attention to both what you eat and and when you eat might be a good place to start an active and healthy lifestyle. So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey today with PORTEA ACTIV which is an end-to-end health and fitness program providing you with a free-of-cost personalized combination of calorie-counted diet and exercise plan. It then enables you with more than 100 ways to execute the plan which are convenient, unique, reduce any sort of boredom and most importantly don’t burn your wallet.
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