BREATHE EASY

De­feat air pol­lu­tion with the power of vi­ta­min E

Men's Fitness - - Nutrition -

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.

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