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Nutrition Diva's Vitamin E Cheat Sheet

Only 1 in 10 Americans gets the recommended amount of vitamin E. Here's a handy chart of some good food sources for the different forms of vitamin E.

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Vitamin E is not a single nutrient, but a family of 8 different compounds. As this chart illustrates, the different forms are distributed somewhat unevenly through the food supply.

Alpha-tocopherol is the primary form of vitamin E, and the recommended intake is 15 mg per day. The following chart will help you make sure you're hitting the mark. Selecting a variety of sources helps to ensure that you're getting a broad range of the other forms as well.

About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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