We love when Holistic Health Coach, Lise Blinn, shares her nutrition wisdom with us! Today's post was written by Lise and is all about how eating a diet rich in Vitamin E will help you GLOW from within.
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What if I told you that there was a magic potion that you could take and it would help your skin stay young-looking, glowing and vibrant?
Well, there is! It does exist and you have access to it on a daily basis. You're probably already consuming this fountain of youth-type nutrient without even realizing the beneficial effects that it has on your body.
This nutrient is vitamin E.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means it is absorbed into the body through fatty tissue. This vitamin contains anti-inflammatory properties and helps promote the immune system as well as cell function and skin health.
Sure, you can get vitamin E from supplements. However, the best source of vitamins, including vitamin E, is always nutrient-rich foods. Natural vitamin E, which is more potent than its synthetic version, is often listed as d-alpha-tocopherol on food labels while its synthetic form is often referred to as dl-alpha-tocopherol. Vitamins help maintain skin's appearance and health and can also be used to treat a variety of skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps to neutralize free radicals which are compounds that cause cell damage and can cause several serious health problems. This cell damage also include skin cells. Adding more vitamin E to your diet may reduce free radical damage caused by sun exposure, toxins in the environment, etc. Vitamin E may also increase the production of our skin's collagen, decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Some foods rich in vitamin E include: