Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Does Vitamin E cause cancer?

Like soy, there is a bit of controversy about another nutritional item, vitamin E. I always thought E was a beneficial cancer fighting antioxidant vitamin but, studies have shown vitamin E  that it both promotes and prevents cancer. According to researchers at Rudgers, natural sources of vitamin E are beneficial cancer fighters not the synthetic vitamin form. The supplements actually compete with the natural E and cancel out the benefit increasing cancer risk. Ditch the pills and eat lots of vitamin E food sources.

Foods High in Vitamin E

Nuts: Almonds, Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Pine Nuts and Nut Butters

Seeds: Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame, Flaxseeds

Vegetable Oils: Soybean, Sunflower, Safflower, Olive, Cottonseed and Corn (Cooking the oils destroys some of the E)

Vegetables: Avocado, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Asparagus, Leafy Greens including Spinach, Swiss Chard, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens and Kale, Green Olives and Taro Root

Fruits: Kiwi, Mango, Papaya, Dried Apricots and Tomatoes

Herbs and Spices: (I didn't know!) Paprika, Red Chili Powder, Parsley, Basil and Oregano

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