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Vitamin E

Vitamins, Health & Weight Loss

Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health – including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Vitamins play an essential role in diet nutrition and weight control.

Vitamin E

The most potent of antioxidant vitamins (e.g. three times more powerful than vitamin C). It has wide ranging beneficial effects.

How Vitamin E helps

Protects against cancer
Protects against heart attacks and strokes
Maintains healthy blood vessels
Increases ‘good’ cholesterol

Good food sources of Vitamin E

Wheatgerm. Soy beans. Hazelnuts. Olive oil. Peanut butter. Broccoli. Green leafy vegetables. Tomatoes. Grapes. Avocado. Oats. Wheatflakes. Barley. Free range eggs.

Enemies:
Freezing. Food processing. Deep frying.

Deficiency symptoms of Vitamin E

Muscle weakness and cramps. Lack of vitality. Apathy. Decreased sexual interest.

People with an increased risk of Vitamin E deficiency include

City dwellers or anyone subject to smog. Night workers, or anyone whose clothing, environment or lifestyle keeps them out of the sunlight.

Recommended daily allowance for Vitamin E

US RDA: 8-10mg
EU RDA: 10mg

The Importance of a Balanced Diet

If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.

Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.

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