March 15, 2016

Ask the RD: Vitamin E

Ask the RD: Vitamin E- sources, benefits and recommended intake.
When I first decided to become a dietitian, one of the topics that interested me the most was vitamins and minerals. I loved learning the benefits that each vitamin and mineral provided as well as the foods that they were found in. That is how I decided that I wanted to study nutrition! Through my schooling, we delved deeper into this topic and I enjoyed learning all about it. Today, I am going to discuss vitamin E

Chopped vegetables
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to protect the body tissue from damaging substances known as free radicals.* These free radicals can damage cells, organs and issue and cause oxidative stress in the body. Vitamin E helps to protect against this. 

Foods rich in vitamin E include vegetable oils including corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower and wheat germ. Nuts (almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts), sunflower seeds, green leafy vegetables (spinach and broccoli) and fortified cereals and juice are all rich in vitamin E.

This is how much vitamin E is recommended per day:
  • 1 to 3 years: 6 mg/day
  • 4 to 8 years: 7 mg/day
  • 9 to 13 years: 11 mg/day
  • 14 and older: 15 mg/day
  • Pregnant teens and women: 15 mg/day
  • Breastfeeding teens and women: 19 mg/day
Vitamin E 400 IU
Nature's Truth has a vitamin E supplement that supports antioxidant health. They come in softgels that are quick release. Just take one softgel daily. You can purchase Nature's Truth products online and at CVS and Rite Aid stores.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Nature's Truth. Thank your for supporting the brands that makes The Nutritionist Reviews possible. I was provided compensation and product to facilitate this post.

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