Vitamin E – What Does It Do?
Vitamin E is a well known antioxidant. It protects cells from attack by damaging free radicals which can be linked to cancer. Beneficial for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and most heart ailments. It keeps heart, circulation, skin and nervous system in good condition.
Also assists with helping to oxygenate the tissues, which can prevent some symptoms of fatigue.
How It Works
Cholesterol damaged by free radicals can build up on artery walls and cause heart attacks and strokes. It’s also vital for the optical nerves.
Good Food Sources
Wheatgerm oil, sunflower oil, sunflower seeds, hazelnut, almonds, pinenuts, sweet potatoes, spinach, muesli.
Recipe Supercharged with Vitamin E
SPICED SPANISH ALMONDS
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1hr, 20 min
Serves: 12 (1/4 cup each)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon hot paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon water
3 cups raw whole almonds
Preheat oven to 275F
Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray
Whisk brown sugar, cumin, paprika, thyme, salt and cayenne in a large bowl
Whisk egg white and water in a medium bowl until foamy
Add almonds and stir to coat; pour through a sieve to drain off excess egg white
Transfer the almonds to the bowl of spices; stir well to coat
Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet
Bake the almonds for 30 minutes
Stir, reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees and bake until the almonds are dry and golden, about 30 minutes more
Let cool before serving, about 20 minutes