Amount of Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) in Margarine-like spread, SMART BALANCE Light Buttery Spread
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VITAMIN E (alpha-tocopherol)
Just like vitamin C, vitamin E is key antioxidant nutrient. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays vital role in our defence mechanism against free radical damage.
Furthermore vitamin E is known to reduce development of heart disease by protecting against lipid peroxidation, especially LDL cholesterol, what we know as a bad cholesterol. It also plays role in reducing inflammation, both of these are know as a first step to developing heart disease.
Vitamin E is in fact combination of 8 different compounds and for true health benefit it is best to obtain all of these via foods we eat. Deficiency of vitamin E is relatively rare and mostly occur as a consequence of other condition-s. Vitamin E is found widespread in foods, however it is important to remember that processing losses are high as is sensitivity to heat and light. Because of this fresh foods are proffered sources of vitamin E. Decent amounts are found in almonds, egg yolk, sunflower seeds, hazel nuts, corn, beef and wheatgerm oil is especially high in E.
Alpha-tocopherol (α-tocopherol) is one of the compounds of vitamin E, that is believed to exhibit the most activity in the human body. The functions facilitated in the body is antioxidant activity and protection of fatty acids from oxidation.
In food additives list the E number for α-Tocopherol is E307.
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