90% Of People Are Deficient In Vitamin E—Here’s The Easiest Way To Get More Without SupplementsPosted: January 22, 2017 Filed under: Food and it's Impact on Our Health Leave a comment
You know you need vitamins and minerals for optimal health—and there’s a good chance you even take a daily multivitamin to cover your nutritional bases. Yet according to experts, there’s one nutrient a whopping 90% of us still aren’t getting enough of: vitamin E. That’s too bad, considering this fat-soluble vitamin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which have been shown to stave off conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and more.
Scientists at Purdue University gave one group of healthy individuals a salad with just raw, mixed vegetables; they gave another group that same salad with one and a half scrambled eggs; and they gave a final group the same salad with three scrambled eggs. The researchers found that vitamin E absorption was a whopping 4 to 7 times higher when three scrambled eggs were added to a salad. Previous studies conducted by the same team found absorption of carotenoids (such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene) was increased 3 to 8 times when three eggs were added to a salad. Even better, the study participants’ cholesterol didn’t change no matter how many eggs they received.