Fun Facts Vitamin E
This week in the Kids Fit Kitchen we are talking about a Vitamin instead of an ingredient. Vitamin E!
I have decided that there might be incentive for the grown ups to eat foods containing Vitamin E when we think of it in a vanit-E or Ego sense. Vitamin E is the creme de la creme when it comes to protecting, maintaining and securing your beauty or handsomeness. It keeps hair smooth and silky, skin firm and full of life, nails strong and durable, and can lighten scars, stretch marks and dark spots! Yes vanit-E! I have just decided I will now coat my body and hair in Vitamin E oil and eat foods high in Vitamin E everyday!
As for the kids out there, Vitamin E is super important for neuro and physical development. It’s a great antioxidant so kids can fight off all the pesky germs at school!
Don’t be afraid of the fat found in most Vitamin E foods people! It is critical to your body and brain! Just eat the right kinds of fats in their truest, unadulterated form. You can find 237% DV of Vitamin E in the fun pastime of eating sunflower seeds! Now there’s a reason to make the grown ups bonkers with that mess ‘eh kids??
Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin and is stored in your liver and adipose tissue (that’s just a fancy word for fat tissue). This is why you should not supplement with Vitamin E (or any other fat soluble vitamins) unless advised from your awesome naturopath or medical professional you trust. Always research supplements and their ingredients before consuming!
There are lots of yummy ways to get Vitamin E as you will see in the video below! The collard green wraps at the end are Vitamin E packed with brown rice and avocado, did you know that about collard greens?? I didn’t either! These wraps are accompanied with an earthy tahini sunbutter sauce which is also high in Vitamin E. You can always count on nuts and seeds to fulfill Vitamin E needs! Let’s check out the video:
Enjoy these healthy and compassionate foods filled with Vitamin E often and start to feel your brain and skin thank you. Remember, your skin is the largest organ in your body and is also a reflection of your insides. Stay hydrated, stay supple with Vitamin E foods and feel vibrant inside and out!
Pair these delicious foods with the effervescent delight of GT’s Gingerade kombucha to enhance your internal hydration and detoxing properties to have your skin really glow! Kids love kombucha! If you have kids who are weary about this bubbly treat, try mixing a little organic fresh juice with the kombucha :)