Not only will a vitamin E deficiency leave you feeling tired and lethargic, but it can also lead to poor health and a variety of illnesses. While it is difficult to eat your fruits, vegetables and everything else in between, remember to sneak a few of these foods into your diet in order to look and feel your best. Eating a variety of foods high in vitamin E helps to protect the body against heart disease, poor skin, eye damage and even cancer.
This leafy green is packed with calcium, folate and vitamin E to keep your body looking and feeling it’s best. Add some fresh spinach to a salad or sandwich if you want to disguise its taste.
Raw almonds are filled with 7.4 milligrams of vitamin E, which only means you need a small handful each day. Avoid almonds which are roasted since they are only packed with added sugar and preservatives.
Pumpkin and sesame seeds boast high volumes of vitamin E, and even just 1/4 cup will give you about 80% of the recommended daily intake. Sprinkle over your morning breakfast for an extra bit of texture and flavour.
What isn’t kale good for? Other than being high in a number of other nutrients, kale is filled with vitamin E. If you find the taste rather bitter, try and boil about half a cup and add into your meals.
Add some avocado to your salad, sandwich or even as guacamole to enjoy all the health benefits. Avocados are packed with good fatty-acids which have anti-inflammatory properties, fibre, potassium and even vitamin C.
Feel free to incorporate olive oil into your cooking, but don’t forget to enjoy some olives as well. One cup of olives will give 20% of the recommended daily intake.
Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables since it helps to detox the body in a natural way. Although it doesn’t contain large volumes of vitamin E, broccoli will still provide around 4% of the recommended daily serving.
Not only does papaya contain large volumes of vitamin C, but it is also packed in vitamin E as well. Serve as a snack, smoothie and salad for an extra health-kick.
Whether you enjoy raw hazelnuts or hazelnut milk, they both provide almost 20% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E. Enjoy as a snack, or use as the milk in your cereal each morning.
Plant oils are fantastic sources of vitamin E, and can be used in cooking and the overall preparation of food. Sunflower and wheat germ oil are extremely rich in vitamin E, and can even offer 100% of the daily recommended intake in just one tablespoon.
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