Vitamin E Guide Print E-mail
Written by Adrian Wozniak   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Common names

    * Vitamin E, Tocopherol, Alpha-tocopherol

Recommended Intake

    * Males and females ≥ 19 years: 15 mg/day

What's Vitamin E for?

    * Acts as an antioxidant, scavenging for free radicals that can damage cells and contribute to cardiovascular disease and cancer
    * Contributes to immune function and DNA repair

Best Food sources

    * Vegetables oils (such as those in salad dressings and margarine), especially wheat germ oil
    * Fortified cereals
    * Green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, and whole grains
 

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