VITAMIN E: GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

VitaminE

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant nutrient that combats the effect of free radicals. You cannot get optimal amounts of this nutrient through food. Even those foods that used to contain small amounts of vitamin E like vegetable oils have had their Vitamin E removed through food processing. Refined oils actually deplete your body of vitamin E and increase your need to supplement.

Vitamin E;

  1. Has been shown to reduce free radical damage and improve the action of insulin in diabetics.
  2. Protects the heart from damage that occurs when Magnesium is deficient in the body.
  3. Increases the cell’s ability to protect itself from undesirable reactions with oxygen.
  4. Protects unsaturated fatty acids (good Fats) and vitamin A against oxidation in the body.

 

THE ATBC STUDY

Evidence published in the November 2006 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (vol. 84, pgs.1200-1207) from the ATBC (Alphatocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention) Study showed that those participants with the highest Concentrations of vitamin-E in their blood had the lowest disease risk and highest health potential.

The study, lead by U.S. National Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Margaret Wright, followed nearly 30,000 men for up to 19 years. Men with the highest levels of vitamin E in their blood had a 21% lower risk of death from cancer, a 19% lower risk of dying from heart disease, and a 30% lower risk of death from other causes. Dr. Wright and her colleagues note that there are several proven mechanisms by which vitamin-E conveys its benefits, including its powerful antioxidant capacity, and its ability to boost immune system function and prevent tumor blood vessel growth.

Food sources of vitamin E include eggs, fruit, nuts, dark green vegetables, butter, cereals, lettuce, organ meats.

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About Nutrients that keep blood pressure normal

In an effort to draw attention to the dramatic increases in chronic disease world-wide, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report, “Preventing Chronic Disease - A Vital Investment”, pointed that chronic disease, world-wide, is increasing faster than the rate of population growth! In 2005, 60% of all deaths, about 35 million, were attributed to chronic disease. By 2015, they expect that number to rise by 17% to 41 million! One of these chronic diseases is cardiovascular disease - a disease linked to high blood pressure, which the WHO reports kills an estimated 17 million people worldwide every year. At the root of this problem is poor nutrition. Many people are just not consuming foods with sufficient levels of nutrients capable of helping our bodies fight off diseases and keep us healthy. As a way to help people improve their diet and reduce incidences of chronic diseases (particularly those linked to high blood pressure), we decided to write this blog in an attempt to highlight nutrients that are important in maintaining normal blood pressure levels. We have also included research findings to back our claims. Also featured are dietary supplements that contain the essential nutrients in much higher levels than those found in ordinary food for best results. Feel free to leave your comments or contact us in case you have any queries. Also kindly support our cause by buying any of the featured dietary supplements.
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