Tocopherol Sources and Benefits;
Tocopherol is another name of Vitamin E and it is one of the best
antioxidant. Vitamin E is available in plant based foods naturally.
Vitamin E is found in two different forms such as tocopherols and
tocotrienols. To obtain Vitamin E from natural foods is
considered as best for health. Approximately, the intake of 15 mg of
Vitamin E is sufficient for adults per day as per Nutritionists.
Here we discuss tocopherol sources and benefits; the fresh fruits such
as kiwi, papaya, avocados, are very rich in Vitamin E or tocopherol and
leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, mustard greens,
collard greens, swiss chard, red bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes,
asparagus, are good source for the same. Vitamin E is found in good
proportions in almonds, pine nuts, hazel nuts, walnuts, pistachios,
cashew nuts and peanuts. Sunflower seeds are also very rich in
tocopherols or Vitamin E. Vegetables oils such as sunflower oil,
cottonseed oil and olive oil are also good source of Vitamin E. Cereals such as, whole wheat, brown rice, whole grains
contain rich content of Vitamin E. Wheat germ oil is also good
source of tocopherol.
Health benefits of Vitamin E are obtained by its antioxidant properties. Vitamin E is one of the most essential micro nutrients for keeping good health. Vitamin E is helpful for eliminating free oxygen radicals and helpful to make blood thinner thereby preventing blood clots and clumping of blood platelets. Vitamin E substantially lowers the risk of sunstroke, and prevents heart stroke. It also reduces the risk coronary arterial disorders by lowering
levels of bad or LDL cholesterol. Vitamin E is also likely to prevent hepatitis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia.
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