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Vitamin E and Pregnancy

Remembering to eat a healthy, balanced diet is your best nutritional defense during pregnancy. One vitamin that will be derived from much of the food you eat will be Vitamin E. Yes, we know that this is a great vitamin for skin to help fight against free radicals, but review below and see what else Vitamin E can help you with.Foods rich in vitamin E are:

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  • Corn
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Liver
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sunflower seeds

Some benefits of vitamin E are:

  • Lung function (adult and fetus)
  • Forms and uses red blood cells
  • Proper function of reproductive system
  • Proper muscle function
  • Protects cells from damage
  • May lower risk of heart disease
  • May lower risk of stroke

Some risks associated with vitamin E are:

  • None known in dietary vitamin E
  • Vitamin E from supplements may cause blood clotting issues

Recommended daily intake:

  • Infants
    • Birth to 6 months, 4 mg/a-TE
    • 7 months to 12 months, 5 mg/a-TE
  • Women
    • Pregnant, 15 mg/a-TE
    • Nursing, 19 mg/a-TE

Other Nutritional links:

Essential Nutrients During Pregnancy
Vitamin A and Pregnancy
Women Need More Folic Acid
Why Calcium is Important during Pregnancy


Vitamin E, iVillage Health

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