Vitamin E is important in cell maintenance and also plays an active role in the maintenance of a healthy heart, blood and circulation. It is one of the body's mainantioxidants.
Deficiency only occurs in cases of severe malabsorption or certain rare genetic disorders.
The following foods are rich in vitamin E:
- avocados, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, spinach, watercress, brussels sprouts
- blackberries, mangoes
- corn oil, olive oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil
- mackerel, salmon
- nuts, wholemeal and wholegrain products
- soft margarine.