We are on a roll with bringing you more information on the different vitamins. Up next is Vitamin E.
🔍 What is the function of Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that exists in eight different forms; however, of those, our bodies only use α-tocopherol. Vitamin E has a number of important functions including:
🛑 Helping to protect our cells against damage from free radicals
🧠Helps keep the normal function of our brain and nervous system
🩸 Helps keep nerve and red blood cells healthy and helps prevent clots from forming in our blood
🦠 Helping the body’s natural defence against illness and infection (the immune system) work properly
🥣 Where does it come from?
We can find vitamin E in a variety of foods, but some of its richest sources include:
🧈 vegetable oils and vegetable fat spreads
🥜 nuts and seeds
🐟 some fatty fish
🍳 egg yolk
🌾 whole-grain cereals
🥄 How much do you need?
The amount of vitamin E adults aged 19 to 64 need is:
♀️ 3mg a day for women
♂️ 4mg a day for men
🥄 You should be able to get all the vitamin E you need from your diet. Any Vitamin E your body does not need immediately is stored for future use, so you do not need it in your diet every day.