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A Green Monster’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition: Vitamin E


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You may have heard of Vitamin E buzzing around the beauty industry, or heard of foods rich in this vitamin to help protect your skin and even fight the looks of aging. And you’d be right in that your skin is one of the biggest benefits that this vitamin can provide for your health, but it’s also important for other functions in the body as well.  Vitamin E is a powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant that helps protect cell membranes against damage caused by free radicals and prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. The term vitamin E encompasses a group of eight compounds, called tocopherols and tocotrienols, that comprise the vitamin complex as it is found in nature.

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as an  antioxidant in the body. It helps protect cell membranes against free radicals that cause damage to your skin and also prevents the oxidation of unhealthy cholesterol (LDL) that can lead to heart disease. Vitamin E is found abundantly in plant-based sources, as you’ll learn more about below.

Work this important vitamin into your diet with out tips, recipes, and learn more about how Vitamin E can benefit you.

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