Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin which your body stores and uses as needed. But not adding enough healthy fats to your diet can interfere with the digestion of fat soluble vitamins, resulting in deficiencies.
Good sources of vitamin E are nuts, eggs, green leafy vegetables and whole cereals. Vitamin E has many more health benefits but people should try to avoid consuming supplements, and get Vitamin E from natural sources. Supplements are required only when the body is really deficient in levels of vitamin E. Let’s talk about the importance of vitamin E in our body.
1. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant which protects the body from free radical damage. It helps to fight various infections and lifestyle diseases. Due to its antioxidant properties, vitamin E helps to reduce spots, stretch marks and reduces acne.
2. Vitamin E also helps to regulate and increase levels of vitamin A in the body. It also acts as an immune booster due to its antioxidant properties, which is why doctors occasionally recommended Vitamin E to cataract patients.
3. Vitamin E is also used for treating diabetes and its complications. It is used for preventing cancer, particularly lung and oral cancer in smokers; colorectal cancer and polyps, and gastric, prostate, and pancreatic cancer
4. Vitamin E also prevents hair loss. It stabilizes cell membranes in hair follicles, contributing to hair growth. Because free radicals sometimes damage hair cells, consumption of vitamin E rich foods is important to control this damage.