The antioxidant properties of vitamin E make it an important
weapon against cancer and cardiovascular disease. Vitamin
promotes normal blood clotting, helps reduce blood pressure,
and promotes healthy skin and hair, along
with a variety of other functions.
The value of vitamin E may also extend
to the battle against allergy symptoms, according to the results
of a recent study published in the British journal The
Lancet. Data drawn from a random sample of 2,633 adults
(18-70 years old) showed that increased intake of vitamin
E reduced levels of the allergy-related antibody IgE. This
relationship proved incremental, such that each one-milligram
increase in vitamin E (up to a maximum of seven milligrams)
corresponded with more than a five percent decrease in serum
Good sources of vitamin E include cold-pressed vegetable
oils, dark-green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
So what are you waiting for? If you're an allergy sufferer,
visit your local market today and get yourself some vitamin
E! To learn more about the benefits of nutrition, talk to
your doctor, and visit https://www.chiroweb.com/tyh/nutrients.html.
Fogarty A, Lewis S, Weiss S, et al. Dietary vitamin E, IgE
concentrations, and atopy. The Lancet, Nov. 4, 2000:
Vol. 356, pp1573-74.