Defeat air pollution with the power of vitamin E
Of all the everyday dangers you worry about, smog may be a way down the list behind speeding cars and Ebola – but rising air pollution levels have been linked with increases in heart attacks and strokes. The good news? You could
protect yourself with just a small tweak to your diet, according to new research conducted by King’s College London and Nottingham University, which observed that people with higher levels of vitamin E have lower levels
of the poor lung function associated with exposure to smog particles. Although the exact nature of the connection isn’t clear, eating nuts, seeds, greens and avocados will help you consume 15mg of vitamin E daily – the amount that makes a difference, the study says – and it’s easier and cheaper
than upping sticks and moving to a rocky, car-free island in the North Sea.