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Vitamin E: Just 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds (50g) A Day


Vitamin E

Do you know that eating just 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds (50g) a day fully covers your daily vitamin E need (based on adult's need)?

Recommended daily intake: 15mg
  • 4mg (0-6 months old)
  • 5mg (7-12 months old)
  • 6mg (1-3 years old)
  • 7mg (4-8 years old)
  • 11mg (9-13 years old)
  • 15mg for adults (19 years & above)
  • 15mg for pregnant women
  • 19mg for breast-feeding women
Functions:

Protects against heart disease, cancer and age related eye damage, oxidative +A1:F29stress to the body.

References:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3076/2
http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-e/dosing/hrb-20060476

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