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Vitamin E: Sources, Health Benefits and Deficiency

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties present in lipids and fat tissues of the body. As an antioxidant it helps protect cells from damage caused by overactive free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules with missing electrons that form in the body when cells burn oxygen. Vitamin E is most effective when taken in conjunction with vitamin C, another potent antioxidant. Vitamin E occurs in foods in two basic forms, i.e. […]

Natural Antioxidants and their Health Benefits

Some of the most common vitamins and minerals have in the past few decades became better known as powerful antioxidants. Scientists continue investigating their anti-oxidative properties to better understand whether such vitamins and minerals can really prevent chronic illnesses or moderate their intensity and evidence is growing all the time. Some highly distinguished researchers now recommend diets deliberately high in antioxidants to help the body to get rid of free radicals. Common conditions, that some […]

Diet and Immunity

Although vitamins and minerals alone cannot cure or prevent an infection, extra doses of certain nutrients do seem to reduce the severity of some infectious diseases. It goes without saying that a long-lasting vitamin deficiency is an invitation to disease. A vigorous immune system is all that stands between us and perpetual infection while dietary nutrients are known to have a significant impact on the status of our immune system. Some experts even suggest that […]