Vitamin E = Meat (Sometimes...)


Vitamin E is a fat-soluble  antioxidant that assists in protecting cell membranes from damage by free radicals and prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol.  In case you have no idea what that means, I’ve implemented a short glossary below with a few of the key words in that sentence.

Antioxidants -  substances that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. 

Fat-soluble – able to be dissolved in fat

Free radicals – chemicals that are capable of damaging cells and genetic material

Oxidation – Oxidation is a loss of electrons during a reaction by a molecule, ion or atom.

LDL cholesterol – Low-Density Lipoprotein; bad cholesterol

Now after plugging those definitions back into the initial statement, we’ve listed 10 animal products that naturally contain high sources of vitamin E (for our non-vegetarian friends – don’t worry there’s other lists to come).  Why animal products?  Because who thinks, "meat = vitamin e?"

10 Animal Products High in Vitamin E

  1. Abalone — 23% DV per serving
  2. Goose Meat — 16% DV per serving
  3. Atlantic Salmon — 14% DV per serving
  4. Rainbow Trout — 13% DV per serving
  5. Snails — 9% DV per serving
  6. Crayfish — 8% DV per serving
  7. Fish Roe — 7% DV per serving
  8. Octopus — 7% DV per serving
  9. Lobster — 6% DV per serving
  10. Cod (dried) — 5% DV per serving