Vitamins and minerals are two of the most important nutrients we could ever wish to include in our diets. Each form of vitamin and mineral is 100% unique and serves its very own unique purpose when compared with the last. Generally, vitamins and minerals have been found to promote overall health, fitness, and general well-being in a number of different ways. When people think of vitamins, it is often vitamin C that gets the most attention and focus placed upon it. Whilst vitamin C is incredibly beneficial, as are all of the other vitamins out there, vitamin E is an extremely important vitamin that is often overlooked. Vitamin E promotes immunity, it improves cognitive function, it helps detox and cleanse the body, it helps fight and prevent numerous cancers, and much more on top of that. Here’s a look at four of the best natural sources of vitamin E.
Sunflower seeds are not only delicious and convenient, they’re also extremely healthy and are full of natural goodness, including, yes you guessed it, vitamin E. A 25 gram serving of sunflower seeds will provide 45% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin E. Sprinkle them on salads or over story fries, mix them into natural yoghurt with mixed berries for breakfast, or simply snack on them whole straight from the bag.
Spinach is an extremely nutrient rich food stuff that contains numerous vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E. Studies have found that cooked spinach appears to be one of the few green vegetables that is actually healthier cooked than in its raw state, though raw or cooked you will still get an extremely generous dosage of vitamin E. Spinach is also a great source of iron which helps promote blood health.
Olive oil and extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils out there. It is a fantastic source of healthy fats that help lower cholesterol and promote cardiovascular health. Studies have found that just one tablespoon of olive oil contains around 30% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E.
Peanuts are another great healthy snack food that contain healthy amounts of vitamin E. Though they don’t contain as much of the vitamin as the other food sources on our list, it still boasts more vitamin E than average as one handful will provide roughly 10% of your daily requirements. Make sure you choose natural and organic peanuts and steer clear of ones coated in various seasonings and preservatives.