Vitamin E Grocery List

These foods, rich in vitamin E, may help slow down Alzheimer's disease.

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Alzheimer's is an aggressive disease that shrinks and shrivels away the tissue in your brain. But promising research shows there might be a way to slow this devastating deterioration – a secret weapon called vitamin E. In people with Alzheimer's, this vitamin superstar may prevent brain cells from dying as quickly as they would otherwise. By keeping your brain cells healthy, you ensure a better connection between cells and preserve better functioning for longer.

While the benefits appear to be impressive, don't run to the vitamin store; vitamin E supplements have been associated with several risks and side effects and may increase falls in people with Alzheimer's or cognitive decline. The best way to get the Alzheimer's-fighting benefits of vitamin E is to integrate the vitamin-E-rich foods below into your diet.

Nuts and seeds:

  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts 
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts

Leafy greens:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Swiss chard

Certain vegetables:

  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes

Oils such as:

  • Wheat germ oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Canola oil
  • Corn oil

Exotic fruits:

  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Avocado

Also look for vitamin E in fortified cereals.

Bonus Tip: The recommended daily dose of vitamin E is 20mg or 30 IU's a day – meaning around 4 to 5 servings of these foods. Supplement your intake with other antioxidant-rich foods including:

  • Berries
  • Dark chocolate