More Info: In the current climate of low-cholesterol and high omega-3 obsession, many dieters ask if certain vitamins or minerals – in this case, Vitamin E – can reduce weight. Sad news for some, scientific research has not shown any link between Vitamin E consumption and the reduction of fatty weight.
Proven Benefits of Vitamin E
The only proven benefit to Vitamin E is its crucial antioxidant properties. Vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin, targets damaging free radicals in the bloodstream to prevent cell oxidation, and assists red blood cells in the arterial networks. Although Vitamin E is commonly used for heart problems, stroke and cancer, its actual effectiveness is in doubt. Other potential applications for Vitamin E include assisting delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), dementia, and liver disease. Vitamin E has not yet shown any promise in boosting metabolism rates, decreasing appetite, blocking fat absorption, expending ATP, or other means to aid dieters in their weight loss quests.
Regular Balanced Diet
Dieters aim to reduce their body fat percentage. Rather than relying on any wonder drug or pill, a regular, balanced, and healthy diet is the time-proven and sure-fire method to reduce unwanted weight. One-time, yo-yo or “famine” diets actually increase fat, because the body is tricked into believing there is a food shortage and therefore saves all extra energy as fat. A healthy diet with essential fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, a gamut of essential vitamins and minerals, and limited sugar and sodium – coupled with an active lifestyle – is the best way to lose fat.
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