Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vitamin E

Here are some reasons you should make sure you are getting enough Vitamin E

-It can fight against cardiovascular disease -by reducing both blood cholesterol and triglyceride level,s it decrease the likelihood of forming blood clots which can lead to heart attacks and stroke and also reduce blood pressure levels. In addition, they possess anti-inflammatory action. And like their other family members, the tocopherols, they act as antioxidants and help to protect against cholesterol oxidation. Oxidized cholesterol is much more likely to be deposited in arteries. But where these compounds differ from tocopherols is that they can also suppress cholesterol production in the body in a similar fashion to some cholesterol-lowering medications.

-These compounds seem to have an impressive impact on cancer. They have been shown to suppress tumour growth as well as induce the death of cancer cells for many different types of cancer including breast, prostate, colon, pancreas, liver, lung, stomach and skin.

-Their act in both preventing diabetes and its assorted complications is also an exciting area of research. Tocotrienols may guard against insulin resistance which can lead to type 2 diabetes.
-For those who already have the diabetes, these substances may guard against certain kidney ailments as well as a decline in cognitive function that's linked to diabetes. Researchers have also found that they can reduce nerve pain that's all too often a consequence of having diabetes for a number of years. And if this isn't enough, they've also been shown to help lower blood sugar readings and raise levels of the protective HDL-cholesterol.

-On the osteoporosis prevention front, these compounds seem to protect against bone thinning in a number of ways. For example, they have been shown to reverse the bone thinning that's associated with smoking - (that's not to say that it's alright to smoke and tocotrienols will protect your health.)

-Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions are a perfect combo for maintaining healthy nerves, brains, and cognitive function.

-And they may the stomach against hyperacidity, particularly that linked to stress. For those of you who experience heartburn when you're stressed, excess acid in the stomach is a common cause. Scientists are finding that tocotrienols may help protect against this hyperacidity.

Food Sources of Vitamin E
Fortified Cereal, Sunflower Seeds, Nuts (almonds and hazelnuts), Vegetable Oil, Turnip Greens, Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Peanut Butter, Wheat germ, Avocado,

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2 comments:

Jack said...
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Keri said...

I removed the comment because it was a product advertisment. (oh and there was completely wrong information in it...)

I believe the best way to get the nutrients that you need is through your diet.
A lot of the benefits of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants are lost when they are isolated.

Your best bet is to try to boost your levels of these healthy vitamins by adding the nutritionally rich, health enhancing -NATURAL- food! (which is why i list foods that are good sources at the end)

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