A powerful antioxidant that helps protect us against many diseases is Vitamin E. This vitamin is also essential in keeping our skin, healthy vibrant and youthful. The Moroccan Argan oil is loaded with Vitamin E. So if you want to achieve healthy, beautiful and youthful skin, you should include this precious oil of Morocco in your skin care regimen.
The Moroccan Argan oil also has a culinary type which is best drizzled in grilled meat, fish and fresh salads. This culinary oil is known to lower bad cholesterol in the body because of its high content of plant sterols and polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats or better known as the good fats. Same as the cosmetic type, it is also packed with Prostaglandins and Vitamin E.
Aside from including this oil in your skin care regimen and diet for a healthier skin and body, one should also include food groups that are packed with Vitamin E in their diet. The problem is many people only eat a small amount of food groups that are loaded with this essential nutrient therefore the RDA or recommended daily allowance for Vitamin E of 15 milligrams each day is not met which of course is not good news! Many are also not aware of which specific food are packed with Vitamin E.
Great Sources of Vitamin E
Here are some of the best sources of Vitamin E!
- Dry Roasted Sunflower Seeds – Instead of munching on junk foods such as chips while watching a movie or having your break, munch on some dry roasted sunflower seeds. An ounce of these seeds will give you 7.4 milligrams of Vitamin E.
- Almonds and Hazelnuts – You can add almonds or hazelnuts on your salads, baked cookies and other desserts or snack on them to get a potent load of Vitamin E. In just an ounce of almonds you can get 7.3 milligrams of Vitamin E while 4.3 milligrams in an ounce of hazelnuts.
- Turnip Greens – You may have been munching on or adding the very refreshing turnips on your salads but did you know that the turnip greens or leaves are also very nutritious and can be added on your fresh salad? Turnip greens are packed with Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and clacium. Remember to pick out the young leaves!
- Tomatoes – Add tomatoes to your salads, side dishes or use them in your dips. In a quarter cup of tomato paste you would get 2.8 milligrams of Vitamin E while in half a cup of tomato puree or sauce you would get 2.5 milligrams of this essential nutrient.
- Peanut Butter – There’s another reason why you should love PB and J sandwich and that is Vitamin E in peanut butter. Peanut butter has 2.5 milligrams of Vitamin E!
- Wheat Germ – If you love cereals in the morning, make sure to top your bowl of cereals with at least one or two tablespoons of plain toasted wheat germ. You would get 2.3 milligrams of the essential nutrient Vitamin E from this healthy cereal topping!