Better Nutrition

HOW TO GET ENOUGH

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FOR GENERAL HEALTH: Look for at least 22 IU of natural vitamin E in a multivitam­in that also contains vitamin K. GREATER NEEDS: People who don’t absorb nutrients well ( those with celiac disease, for example), are under stress, are recovering from burns, are obese, or have diabetes or other health conditions may benefit from additional vitamin E. Integrativ­e physicians often recommend 100– 400 IU of a natural form, or a supplement with a combinatio­n of the vitamin E family of nutrients. CAUTION: Vitamin E has a mild but beneficial blood- thinning effect and should be taken along with vitamin K, which regulates clotting. TRY E- RICH SNACKS: 1 ounce of almonds or sunflower seeds delivers approximat­ely 10 IU of vitamin E.

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