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recipes Vitamin E Get the facts, get the recipe! What is It? Vitamin E is a blanket term for eight different naturally occurring nutrients collectively referred to as “tocochromanols.” This fat-soluble vitamin is found in many foods, fats, and oils. Health Benefits Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that helps prevent damage to the body cells. Vitamin E is also important in helping your body make red blood cells, and it helps the body to use vitamin K. Food Sources Vitamin E can be found in wheat germ, eggs, nuts, sunflower seeds, vegetable oils, dark leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, asparagus, and avocados. Summer Breakfast Bowl 3 ¾ cups water 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats ⅔ cup toasted wheat germ ¼ tsp. salt 1 ½ cups sliced banana 1 cup blueberries 3 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tbsp. butter 1 tsp. cinnamon 1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. 2. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 6 minutes or until thick. 3. Divide oatmeal evenly among 3 bowls. 4. Top each serving with ½ cup banana, 1/3 cup blueberries, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon butter. enhance magazine | MAY 2016 33