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.

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