The old saying, “An apple a day can keep the doctor away,” may have truth behind it after all. Eating nourishing foods rich in certain vitamins can help your immune system fight off illness.
Many people take vitamin E supplements thinking the antioxidant will help fight lung cancer. A new study suggests that those supplements have exactly the opposite effect in mice. Researchers in Sweden gave vitamin E supplements in amounts four to 50 times the U.S. recommended daily intake to mice with early lung cancer. The researchers expected the supplements to slow the … Read More
If taking a vitamin every day prevented cancer, people would be lining up at the drugstore. In lab research, we have found that vitamin E may do exactly that, at least for certain patients. Among people with the genetic disorder Cowden Syndrome, vitamin E may slow or stop the cell damage that leads to cancer. … Read More
If you exercise regularly, make sure you’re getting enough beta carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E in your diet. Research shows that these antioxidants help to prevent injury to skeletal muscles and decrease fatigue during endurance events. Can vitamin E prevent cancer? How antioxidants work Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other … Read More
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Have you ever wondered about the health benefits of seeds? Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., a registered dietician at Cleveland Clinic, says people do not realize certain seeds have a variety of health benefits. Hemp seeds, for example, can be a great source of vitamin E. “Vitamin E is an antioxidant in our body,” says Jamieson-Petonic. “It helps … Read More