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Nutrition - Vitamin E

Since its discovery about 80 years ago, it's been believed that vitamin E can slow down the aging process and prevent illnesses, particularly cancer and heart disease. But is vitamin E really a miracle drug?

Vitamin E - Why Is It Good For You?

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that fights substances called free radicals, which are produced when your body uses oxygen (such as when you breathe or are exposed to harsh environmental factors like cigarette smoke). Free radical damage can lead to the development of diseases, but some scientists say vitamin E can help fight cancer by boosting the immune system, and help delay heart disease by preventing blood clots.

Vitamin E - What Foods Can It Be Found In?

The prime sources of vitamin E are green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, whole grain breads and cereals, peanuts, walnuts, almonds and vegetable oils (safflower, corn, soybeans). Since many of these foods are high in fat, you may want to take a daily supplement to ensure you get enough vitamin E without the added calories. Vitamin E also comes in the form of a cream or lotion. Because of its antioxidant qualities, people think it's an anti-aging miracle, which is why you see so many skincare products containing vitamin E. Though this claim is a little exaggerated, vitamin E can help repair rough, dry skin.

Vitamin E - Did U Know?

  • The recommended daily intake of vitamin E is 11 mg for kids aged nine to 13, and 15 mg for teens aged 14 and up.
  • Vitamin E is more effective when taken with vitamin C.
  • Vitamin E may keep your eyes healthy by preventing cataracts (a disease that causes vision impairment or even blindness).
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How Do You Get Your Vitamin E?

  • I eat veggies and grains.
  • Nuts. Lots of nuts.
  • I take supplements.
  • I use vitamin E cream on my face.

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worldqweencc posted in Friends:
I'm not quiet sure what's a real friend and what's a fake one anymore. I know when there's a friend who's only a school friend rather than an 'outside' friend as well, but at the same time it makes me so confused. Here's my story: There's a girl named Xian. We had a unique way of becoming friends ... but it clicked. For the whole year I've been trying to keep in contact with her ... but she's not very willing to try and put in any effort to stay in contact with me. Her personality is beyond sweet, and her skills at art are even better. If she was to have an award, it would be a giant trophy with her face plastered on it and big bold letters listing 'Nicest Girl In The World!' ... Its just ... she lied to me.  I was all about this friendship. I was ... i'll admit ... sort of a lost puppy following around her owner.  So, I got her this T-Shirt she really wanted for her birthday, and not long her birthday was mine, April First. I was expecting at least a letter, or maybe even something cheap. It didn't really matter to me.  But on my birthday she didn't even come to school. Nor when she got back did she ever say sorry, or give me any be-lated gift of any sort.  That should have been my first clue. Even my mother started catching on. My second clue was she even told me she was oblivious and wasn't good at keeping in contact. I thought she was joking. How could a friendship so sweet be tossed out just like that? My third one was near the end of school, one of her friends in elementary was bragging about the plushies she got from Xian. Apparently she had four from her.  Xian had originally told me it was AGAINST her religion to give out gifts to other people. I knew she wasn't lying about her religion in general, because I met her mom on a field trip and she was quiet ... different. But I didn't understand why Xian had gotten so many small plushies for her, and yet not a single small stamp for me? My last clue was the last day of school. She didn't even try to say good-bye or even hang out with me for that matter. I know what you're thinking. "Girl, you've gotta be kidding me if you can't see that she has no intention of being your friend!" But this girl was the nicest to me. She stood next to me during harsh times, and comforted me when I was down. She told me I was important.  And you don't get many friends to do those special things to you. It was rare to have a friend make me feel so tall and worthy.  ... So ... I can't understand ... why'd she do all that .... and suddenly ... just ... walk away ...
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"donteatcarrots" wrote:I dunno, looks like something more than being friends is going on here. It's probably best to ask her face-to-face though, before jumping to conclusions. ^^^
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depends 
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I don't know. It honestly could be that she likes you, or she is just a really good friend.
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