Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
What is it?
Vitamin E is liposoluble, which means that it is soluble in fats. Vitamin E exists in the form of 8 compounds, the best known being æ-tocopherol.
What are the health benefits?
- Helps protect cells against oxidative stress
In which foods?
– Sunflower seed (42,3 mg/100g)
– Almonds (23,8 mg/100g)
– Extra virgin olive oil (22,3 mg/100g)
– Flaxseed oil (8,99 mg/100g)
– Nuts (1,67 mg/100g)
Things to know!
Vitamin E deficiency causes severe damage to nerve and muscle cell membranes. A deficiency is also possible in premature babies if they are not supplemented. This is manifested by an abnormal fragility of the red blood cells.