Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects us against cell damage and that plays a role in maintaining a healthy immune system in our bodies. Protecting our cells helps to prevent chronic disease such as cancer and heart disease.

Vitamin E is mostly found in foods that contain fat, like nuts, seeds, avocado, vegetable oils and wheat germ. Some dark leafy greens and fish are also sources of vitamin E. Some of these foods that you can add to your diet are: almonds, roasted sunflower seeds, avocado, almond butter, wheat germ, peanuts, peanut butter, cooked spinach, white tuna (in oil) and sockeye salmon.

Most people can get enough vitamin E through their food choices. Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin, which means that our bodies can store the vitamin in our liver to use for days when we might get less vitamin E than usual. People who may have trouble getting enough vitamin E are those who are on very low-fat diets or who have health conditions that make it difficult to absorb fat.

If you include enough of the anti-oxidant foods shown above, in your diet, you should be able to get enough vitamin E each day.