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What are paleo sources of vitamin E ?

Commented on October 10, 2013
Created October 08, 2013 at 6:19 PM

You read a lot about paleo dieters developing some kind of rash. So it was in my case and I probably found the culprit ??? being vitamin E deficiency which I currently supplement but what I am looking for is to leave out the supplements in the long term and replace them by real food. Wikipedia defines RDA at 15 mg/day for an adult which can be covered by 100g of nuts and seeds. All other sources with higher content of vitamin e are clearly not paleo (seed oils). My question is where did our ancestors get their daily dose of vitamin E? I tis difficult for me to believe that they could get hold of 100g of nuts every day.

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on October 10, 2013
at 10:06 PM

The eat wild site states 7ppm, with 15 mg the RDA. So it would be 2 kg of meat to make the RDA. Not great, but better than the rest.

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at 08:15 PM

Um, no it isn't. 100 grams of grass fed groung beef is 2% of the RDA for vitamin E. A great source of b12, but not E. You would have to eat 10+ pounds of it per day to hit the RDA. Okay, maybe if you were on the Lewis and Clark expedition...

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on October 10, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Yes this is what's reccomended in "The Perfect Health Diet" as well...1 tbspn once/week

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 10, 2013
at 01:08 PM

Only really possible on a nut-heavy diet. I don't do nuts.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 08, 2013
at 08:06 PM

I'm a bastard, I know. :)

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on October 08, 2013
at 07:19 PM

i just picked out the first link i saw from google, my main point was spinach. if you prefer this list is probably better(7th link google)

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/vitamin-e-foods/

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on October 08, 2013
at 07:16 PM

Some of those aren't reasonable though. Nuts are in reasonable servings. Chili powder and oregano? You're not eating 100 grams of those, you're lucky if you consume a gram, which makes them terrible sources for vitamin E.

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56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on October 10, 2013
at 03:43 PM

grassfed meat is a good source of vitamin E

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on October 10, 2013
at 10:06 PM

The eat wild site states 7ppm, with 15 mg the RDA. So it would be 2 kg of meat to make the RDA. Not great, but better than the rest.

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on October 10, 2013
at 08:15 PM

Um, no it isn't. 100 grams of grass fed groung beef is 2% of the RDA for vitamin E. A great source of b12, but not E. You would have to eat 10+ pounds of it per day to hit the RDA. Okay, maybe if you were on the Lewis and Clark expedition...

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on October 10, 2013
at 05:09 AM

almonds, sunflower seeds, olive oil, hazelnuts, mango...I was getting my daily quota of vitamin E on a strictly paleo diet

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on October 10, 2013
at 01:08 PM

Only really possible on a nut-heavy diet. I don't do nuts.

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on October 09, 2013
at 08:56 PM

It's a big leap to assume that E is the reason for the rash, but I get mine mostly from raw sunflower seeds.

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on October 09, 2013
at 06:04 PM

My favorite is full spectrum E source is red palm oil.

Cook up a pot of chilli with that, ground bison, onions, garlic, your favorite hot peppers, some turmeric, coffee, cinnamon, and you're set. Sneak in some liver bits for the win too. If you want fake beans throw in some pistachios.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 09, 2013
at 12:36 PM

Virgin red palm oil - not just vitamin E, but tocotriene vitamin E.

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on October 10, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Yes this is what's reccomended in "The Perfect Health Diet" as well...1 tbspn once/week

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on October 09, 2013
at 04:43 AM

Some people think that with a diet low in PUFA, less vitamin E is needed. I myself am not sure. I think avocado and moderate quantities of almonds a few times a week can help. I also know that I am getting a boost from the vitamin E added to the omega 3 capsules I take.

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on October 08, 2013
at 08:20 PM

high oleic sunflower oil

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on October 08, 2013
at 08:13 PM

Give me a ripe Avocado & some Almond butter and that is heaven. Throw in some greens with garlic into a pan add coconut oil and fry - top with a few fried eggs. I've got overload of E.

to answer your question about ancestors - no idea how they got it, doesn't matter for me.

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on October 08, 2013
at 07:05 PM

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vitamin-E.php

popeye disaproves of your ignorance!

edit: second link for hitler....i mean Matt11 :D

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/vitamin-e-foods/

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 08, 2013
at 07:16 PM

Some of those aren't reasonable though. Nuts are in reasonable servings. Chili powder and oregano? You're not eating 100 grams of those, you're lucky if you consume a gram, which makes them terrible sources for vitamin E.

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