Take charge of your Health with Vitamin E

I moved out of my home at the age of 19. I went to an Engineering college, and from there started the downward spiral of my health. I ate at dhabas, hostel canteens, small eateries – whatever I could afford in my pocket money and was easily available. During my engineering days, the options were limited and unhealthy. This unhealthy lifestyle continued till I got married. Over those years, I caught-on many problems – mild psoriasis, black spots on the face, and weak liver – quite evident to anybody who spent some time with me.

After marriage, my wife took charge of the kitchen. And as I was new to the concept of being treated lavishly with food, I indulged. My wife loves to cook! She cooked and I ate more than I should have. Within 6 months, it backfired. I got sick. I had to go to a hospital in Bengaluru where I was told to streamline my eating habits. I was told to cut-down on spices, fried and processed food. It was a wake-up call. In October 2009, we decided to make an eating routine and stick to it. Our plan was simple – exclude spices, limit the number of times we ate outside, and eating a fruit and salad with meals. With time we learned the intricacies of our body. A year later, our doctor did a few more tests and we came to know we had vitamin deficiencies. Again, we made necessary alterations to our diet. Being pure-vegetarians, we had limited options. So, after years of continuous refinement, we follow this routine now:

Breakfast – Soaked almonds; fruit, preferably orange; stuffed paratha/roti with sabzi/butter toast with tea

LunchSabzi, raita, roti/rice with salad

Evening Tea – With cookies and dry fruits

DinnerDal, roti, salad, papad. If we are full that day, we drink a fruit-vegetable-yogurt smoothie.

We make sure to have the much-needed minerals and vitamins our body needs.alok singhal blog

Why is Vitamin E important for us?

I suffered from mild psoriasis. My wife has dry skin and hair. Our immunity system is not one of the best. With age, stress-levels, and pollution, the body takes a beating. For us, it became imperative to give our body the required amount of Vitamin E. We were told by our doctor to take 15 mg of vitamin E per day. At one stage, we took Vitamin E supplements just to beat the deficiency. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant (protects from free radicals), so it became a part of our daily routine. My wife and I take care of Vitamin E intake for different reasons. She takes it to repair damaged and dry skin, thicken her hair, balancing hormones, and for PMS symptoms. She even uses face creams and lotions that contain Vitamin E. I take it to balance my cholesterol level, improve vision, and to build immunity and muscle strength.

How we made it a part of our daily routine?

To make sure we eat a balanced diet, we try to incorporate all the minerals, carbs, proteins, fiber, and vitamins in the right proportion. This is how we ascertain we have enough supply of Vitamin E in our diet (it goes with the routine mentioned earlier):alok singhal blogger

  • Almonds, which are one of the richest sources of Vitamin E, forms an essential part of our routine.
  • We prepare our meals in extra virgin olive oil. In salads, we use olive oil dressing and olives as a garnish.
  • Avocado is one of our favorite ingredients in salad and sandwiches. My wife loves Avocado parathas. I love guacamole.
  • To bring flavor to our dishes, my wife adds peanuts in upma, poha, vermicelli upma, lemon rice, and pulao. In winter, we munch peanuts as a snack.
  • To have enough quantity, we opt for vegetables and fruits that are rich in Vitamin E – spinach and kiwi. My favorite dishes made from vegetables rich in Vitamin E are palak paneer, sauteed asparagus, pasta with all kinds of peppers – red, green, yellow, and orange. Yes, I have a colorful taste.

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What sources of Vitamin E do I recommend?

I recommend including almonds, avocado, spinach, olives, olive oil, peanuts, sunflower seeds and oil, dried apricots, pine seeds (it is a perfect pasta garnishing), asparagus, and broccoli in your diet.

If your Vitamin E levels are low, take supplements to bring them to the desired level. Try #Evion. Evion Supplements are healthy and safe and are reliable to bring back our Vitamin E levels back to normal. In the market since 1978, Evion is the No. 1 Vitamin E brand in India. Check out http://www.evion.co.in/ to know more about Evion Supplements and a wide range of products enriched in Vitamin E.evion vitamin eHow do you incorporate Vitamin E in your daily routine? If you have some mouth-watering recipes, please share with me. I promise I will try them. My wife will cook, though 🙂

39 thoughts on “Take charge of your Health with Vitamin E

  1. Living off whatever little I earned, but mostly, living by myself back in 2014 when I lived and worked in Bangalore introduced me to a full host of ailments. So I feel you in that context. But this post will surely help a lot of people like us, who are all by themselves, home away from home.

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  2. Thanks, Alok for sharing this informative post. Even we are facing some similar issues because of unhealthy eating habits. Its been sometime I have been trying to streamline our diet and make it properly balanced. This post is an inspiration and would motivate me to strive for the balanced diet goal this year. 🙂

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  3. So, you both are vegetarians! Then, can we hope to read about the vegetarian food choices you get while you are traveling? Because, we are vegetarians too 🙂

    We just pick vegetables, friuts and nuts that are local, seasonal and free of pesticides. Dietitians say nature balances what our body needs if we do so and for us it is easy. We peanuts lovers too… So, we usually have chikki at home 🙂

    It’s a knowledgeable article, Alok. Thanks for writing this.

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    1. Being vegetarians leaves us with very few choices while we are traveling.

      Normally, we are able to find Indian restaurants (a couple of times during a week-long trip). Other times we choose from fruits, snacks, breads, burritos, tacos, and pizzas.

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  4. Exactly being vegetarian we are left with very minimum options of sources of vitamins and proteins. And taking care about are health is much need in today’s day to day life. Such blogs are wake up call for those who aren’t aware about health.

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  5. Great article… most people don’t seem to realize the correlation between the food they eat and their overall health. I have mostly a plant-based diet although I still enjoy a little chicken and fish, but animal protein is the condiment rather than the main course! I eat a “rainbow” salad just about every day for lunch… and that includes at least half an avocado and a good tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. I’m not perfect and still eat potato chips now and again and vanilla ice cream once in a while. But those things are treats only. I believe good fats and plenty of fiber are the key to health (along with daily exercise, of course).Keep up the good diet. You will be more healthy than 90% of the population!

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  6. This is such an informative post, Alok. So inspiring to hear your journey from binging to being more conscious about what you eat and taking care of your health. In my younger days at university I also ate a lot and ate what was convenient. When I started cooking later, I found it very fun learning what goes into my food and how to make it taste great 😀

    Like you I didn’t know I had vitamin deficiency until I went to the doctor. I lack Vitamin D and take supplements for it.

    Eating healthy isn’t boring…love the healthy foods you listed here. Love avocado and spinach 🙂

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    1. I am so very happy to read your thoughts here, Mabel. They seem to gel well with the undertone of the content.

      I still make mistakes (sometimes intentionally) when it comes to my diet. But then we try to eat healthy to the extent we can.

      I hope you are benefiting from the Vitamins you are taking.

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