Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Eat your way beautiful : Vitamin E

Eat your way beautiful

Pack your plate with foods containing vitamin E (in sunflower seeds and almonds) to help keep skin hydrated. Add vitamin C–rich foods (papaya, red peppers and oranges) to help lessen lines from the inside out.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and could play a role in preventing a range of diseases. It's also considered important for maintaining healthy, youthful skin.

Top 10 Vitamin E Superfoods: The Healthy Antioxidant

1. Fortified ready-to-eat cereals

 They will give you anywhere from 1.6 to 12.8 mg of vitamin E per serving

2. Sunflower Seeds

One ounce of dry roasted sunflower seeds delivers 7.4 mg of vitamin E and 165 calories. Sunflower oil is a good source too, providing 5.6 mg of the vitamin and 120 calories.

3. Nuts

Almonds take the prize here, providing 7.3 mg of vitamin E and 164 calories per ounce.

4.Vegetable OIls

One tablespoon of cottonseed oil offers 4.8 mg of vitamin E, while safflower oil isn't far behind with 4.6 mg.

5. Turnip Greens

These may seem like an unlikely superfood, but don't give up on the humble turnip green: A half cup has 2.9 mg of vitamin E and just 24 calories.

6.Tomato Paste

A quarter cup of tomato paste has 2.8 mg of vitamin E and 54 calories.

7. Pine Nuts

One ounce of pine nuts contains 2.6 mg of vitamin E and 191 calories. Pine nuts are a great addition to pasta dishes or salads,

8. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter contains 2.5 mg of vitamin E and 192 calories per two tablespoons.

9. Wheat Germ

Plain toasted wheat germ, an excellent topping for hot cereals, has 2.3 mg of vitamin E and 54 calories per two tablespoons.

10. Avocado

Half an avocado has 2.1 mg of vitamin E and 161 calories.


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