The Beauty Bar: Vitamin E's Antiaging Perk
This free-radical fighter neutralizes the effects of pollution and protects lipid layers so your skin retains moisture and plumpness—keeping wrinkles away. It’s also been shown to decrease the risk of heart attack.
What to take: Federal standards recommend a minimum of 15 mg (or 22 IU) a day, which is what 2 oz of almonds will supply. But experts advise a dose of at least 200 IU for therapeutic benefit. Just be sure you’re getting alpha-tocopherol, the only one out of eight types of vitamin E that the human body can fully utilize.
Keep in mind: Doses of 1,000 mg (or 1,500 IU) a day or more increases your chances of hemorrhaging.