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