Vitamin E is one of the top antioxidants on the planet. And lucky for us, the top 10 sources of Vitamin E comes from plants! #thepowerofplants
Vitamin E is good for your vision, reproduction, blood and brain...blah blah blah...but I have decided that there is a "gracefully aging" incentive for us to eat foods containing Vitamin E when we think of it in a vanit-E or Ego sense.
Vitamin E is the crème de la crème when it comes to protecting, maintaining and securing your beauty or handsomeness. It keeps hair smooth and silky, skin firm and full of life, nails strong and durable, and can lighten scars, stretch marks and dark spots! Yes vanit-E! I have just decided I will now coat my body and hair in Vitamin E oil and eat foods high in Vitamin E everyday!
As for the kids out there, Vitamin E is super important for neuro and physical development. It’s a great antioxidant so kids can fight off all the pesky germs at school!
Don’t be afraid of the fat found in most Vitamin E foods people. It is critical to your body and brain. Just eat the right kinds of fats in their truest, unadulterated form. You can find 237% DV of Vitamin E in the fun pastime of eating sunflower seeds! Now there’s a reason to make the grown ups bonkers with that mess ‘eh kids??
Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin and is stored in your liver and adipose tissue (that’s just a fancy word for fat tissue). This is why you should not supplement with Vitamin E (or any other fat soluble vitamins) unless advised from your awesome naturopath or medical professional you trust. Always research supplements and their ingredients before consuming. If you are supplementing safely with Vitamin E, make sure to take it along with some fat as it is a fat soluble vitamin and will absorb better with the aid of the fat for assimilation. This goes with non-fat sources of Vitamin E as well like the collard greens, swiss chard and spinach. Make sure to add some fat to these greens for greater absorption like the Vitamin E containing nuts, seeds and oils! #doublebonus
Enjoy these healthy plant-based foods filled with Vitamin E often and start to feel your brain and skin thank you. Remember, your skin is the largest organ in your body and is also a reflection of your insides. Stay hydrated and stay supple with Vitamin E foods and feel vibrant inside and out.
There are lots of yummy ways to get Vitamin E as you will see in the video below! The collard green wraps at the end are Vitamin E packed with brown rice and avocado, yum! And did you know that spinach, swiss chard and collard greens are a great source of Vitamin E? I didn’t either! These wraps are accompanied with an earthy tahini sunbutter dipping sauce which is also high in Vitamin E. You can always count on nuts and seeds to fulfill Vitamin E needs!
Thanks for reading :) and as always, feel free to reach out with any questions, share your own knowledge or share a delicious recipe!
See you next time for F is for Fungi where we learn about the benefits of the wonderful and healthful Mushroom!
BFit, BHealthy, BYou :)