Authen-tip: Getting Vitamin E with our Food

Our body needs many different types of vitamins and minerals to perform at an optimal level. Vitamin E is one such vitamin. Research shows that 93 percent of Americans are not getting enough of this vitamin. It serves as an antioxidant that decreases the damage created by free-radicals while protecting the heart, blood vessels, and tissues of the breasts, liver, eyes, and skin.  It also provides protection against prostate cancer. Some good whole-food sources of Vitamin E would be wheat germ oil, raw almonds, and sweet potatoes. You can also get it from  legumes, whole grains, brown rice, and dark leafy veggies.