hear about vitamin C, vitamin A, the B vitamins, calcium and
iron. But whatıs so great about vitamin E? Well, most of us
know that itıs good for the skin. After all, check out all
those skin care products in your local supermarket most
(if not all) contain some form of vitamin E.
What too many people apparently donıt know is that vitamin
E also plays an important role in preventing and controlling
cancer, cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions.
According to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology,
an estimated 27% of the U.S. population doesnıt get enough
daily vitamin E. Men have a higher concentration than women,
and African Americans have the lowest concentration of any
ethnic or racial group.
If youıre not getting enough vitamin E in your diet, youıre
an inviting target for cancer, heart disease, and a number
of other dangerous conditions, including infertility, nerve
destruction and anemia. So donıt ignore vitamin E, especially
when itıs so easy to find. Plant and seed oils, nuts, whole
grains, milk, soybeans and sweet potatoes are all good sources
of vitamin E. Ask your chiropractor for more information.
Ford E, Sowell A. Serum alpha-tocopherol status in the United
States population: findings from the Third National Health
and Nutrition Examination Survey. American Journal of Epidemiology,
August 1999: Vol. 150, No. 3, pp290-300