December 5, 2001

Vitamin E


is an essential nutrient the human body needs to function normally. The term vitamin E actually represents a group of substances that includes alpha-tocopherol, which is the most important of the group to the body. This vitamin helps build normal cells and form red blood cells. The main sources of vitamin E in the diet are vegetable oils (especially safflower oil, sunflower oil, and cottonseed oil), green leafy vegetables, nuts, cereals, meats, egg yolks, wheat germ, and whole wheat products.

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