IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN E

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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and is needed by the body in its adequate amount for maintenance. It’s major function is to act as an antioxidant. This means that it can help protect our cells from damage by removing free radicals that can damage cells. Free radicals are increased by cigarette smoking and too much exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Vitamin E also reduces the production of these radicals in some situations.
Studies have shown that vitamin E is the treatment for some diseases like heart diseases, cancer, high blood pressure et cetera.
Some individuals tend to get their vitamin E from supplements. While supplements are not a bad idea, an overdose can cause serious side effects. The natural food sources of vitamin E are the best. These food sources include most fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, most proteins like meat and eggs amongst others.

Reviewed by Chinenye Duru, written by Chinalu Success

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