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We hear a lot about the importance of vitamin A, vitamin C, and B vitamins, but many other vitamins are beneficial for human health. Vitamin E, for instance, has health-promoting antioxidant properties and may help protect against chronic disease. Now, researchers from Purdue University offer a simple (and delicious) way to boost vitamin E naturally.

The next time you prepare a salad full of greens and veggies, add a few hard-boiled eggs to help your body absorb more vitamin E, recommends nutrition science professor Wayne Campbell. In a recent study, he and his colleagues found that vitamin E absorption was up to 7 times higher when three whole eggs were added to a salad.

“Vitamin E is the second-most under-consumed nutrient in the average American diet, which is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,” said Campbell.

Findings from the study, published this month in The Journal of Nutrition, demonstrate how eating vitamin-rich foods together—in this case eggs alongside colorful vegetables—provides more bang for your buck when it comes to overall nutrition value.

Sources:
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE-HealthProfessional/
https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q4/study-toss-eggs-onto-salads-to-increase-vitamin-e-absorption.html
http://jn.nutrition.org/content/146/11/2199.abstract?sid=87fbdca4-bd13-462a-9f62-18af4be21bd0

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