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What is vitamin E and it's natural sources ?

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Asked by ignoreme, 12 Dec '10 10:04 am
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Vitamin E - tocopherol: Protects cells from damage caused by destructive oxygen molecules (free radicals), aids in prevention of certain cancers, cataracts, and heart disease and improves the immune system. Sources are vegetable oil, mayonnaise, peants, whole grains, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, sweet potatoes and yams.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 12 Dec '10 10:19 am

 
  
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Vitamin E is found in the germ of a seed or grain. Most of the nutrients are concentrated there. Whole-wheat flour contains much of the original germ, so it has vitamin E. Refined flour, or white flour, has been stripped of many of its nutrients, including vitamin E. Vitamin E is found in many common foods, including vegetable oils (such as soybean, corn, cottonseed and safflower) and products made from
these oils (such as margarine), wheat germ, nuts and green leafy vegetables, although the
researchers evaluated only the pill form of the vitamin. The best sources of vitamin E are vegetable oils such as sunflower, canola, corn, soybean and olive oil. Nuts, sunflower seeds and wheat germ are also good sources. Other sources of vitamin E are whole grains, fish, peanut butter, and green, leafy vegetables. The richest sources of the vitamin are found in unrefined edible vegetable oil, including wheat germ, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, canola and olive oils. In these oils, approxim ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 13 Dec '10 11:30 pm

 
  
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Good for skin
Answered by babu rao, 12 Dec '10 12:06 pm

 
  
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Vitamin E is a generic term for tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is a family of -, -, -, and - (respectively: alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) tocopherols and corresponding four tocotrienols. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of reactive oxygen species formed when fat undergoes oxidation. Of these, -tocopherol (also written as alpha-tocopherol) has been most studied as it has the highest bioavailability.!!!
The following foods are rich in vitamin E:
*fortified cereals
seeds and seed oils, like sunflower
nuts and nut oils, like almonds and hazelnuts
green leafy vegetables, like spinach, turnip, beet, collard, and dandelion greens
tomato products
pumpkin
sweet potato
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Answered by OBERoi, 12 Dec '10 10:10 am

 
  
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Morning Sun rays !!
Answered by Dharmarajan, 12 Dec '10 10:05 am

 
  
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