WHAT DOES VITAMIN E DO FOR?
FREE RADICAL FIGHTER / ANTIOXIDANT: These nutrients slow damage to our hearts, brains, immune function, and even our eyes that naturally occurs with age, and even intense training.
WHAT IS VITAMIN E?
Vitamin E” is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds. Naturally occurring vitamin E exists in eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol) that have varying levels of biological activity – Alpha- (or α-) tocopherol is the only form that is recognized to meet human requirements. [this may sound complicated but look below to see what types of foods you can find Vitamin E.]
WHERE CAN YOU GET YOUR MAIN SOURCES OF VITAMIN E?
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Vitamin E
AGE FEMALE MALE
0-6 months 4 mg 4 mg
7-12 months 5 mg 5 mg
1-3 years 6 mg 6 mg
4-8 years 7 mg 7 mg
9-13 years 11 mg 11 mg
14+ years 15 mg 15 mg
Wheat Germ, Vegetable, Sunflower, Linoleic, and Safflower
Tomato products, canned paste, without salt added
Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, cooked boiled, drained, without salt
Pasta Sauce, spaghetti marinara
According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “nutrient needs should be met primarily through consuming foods. Also THERE ARE NOT MANY FOODS THAT CARRY VITAMIN E SO THE KEY IS TO INCLUDE AT LEAST A COUPLE OF FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN E IN YOUR DIET EVERY DAY.
At RL personal trainer, JANUARY is the month we take a look back on what we have accomplished and build upon our successes along with adjusting items that we were not as successful. This month ALL MEMBERS will receive a daily menu and the first phase of the 12 week.
The first phase of the 12 week fitness program – GET ON TRACK – is to develop or improve upon a stable core region along with strength and mobility. See the December 30, 2010 BLOG: http://rlpersonaltrainer.com