Vitamin E isn't a single substance but consists of a group of 8 compounds known as tocopherols and tocotrienols, of which alpha-tocopherol is the most potent and the one that's generally analysed for. Alpha-tocopherol is the active ingredient of vitamin supplements, assigned the name vitamin E.
Here is the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat on how to makeover your meals and recipes to combat the gradual gain of weight over time aka the 'kilo creep'. Scroll through the archive from our interesting online Twitter chat from 20 Nov 2013.
Q. I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease. Could you tell me which specific foods to avoid?
A. Coeliac disease (pronounced seel-ee-ack) is the result of a permanent intolerance to gluten. If left untreated, it damages the delicate inner lining of the bowel preventing food from being digested and absorbed properly. Symptoms most often reported have been related to an ‘irritable bowel' - bloating and tummy pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and even vomiting.
Q. My doctor's just ordered a virtually salt-free diet which I'm finding is a challenge! It seems anything with flavour has way more than 120mg per 100 grams, the limit to which I have to keep under. Most store bought items seems to have an excess of salt - even Tim Tams and milk are outside my range. I am in desperate need of HELP. Where can we find nutritional and tasty meals without salt?
A. Yes. It may contain small fragments of protein particles related to gluten. Maltodextrin is a starch which is used as a thickener or texture modifying agent in foods such as pasta sauces, flavoured milk drinks, puddings and cake mixes.
If you're tired all the time with little energy, it's worth paying a visit to your doctor for a blood test to check whether you have iron-deficiency anaemia. Lack of energy, poor stamina, pale skin, an inability to concentrate, frequent headaches, greater susceptibility to infections, and feeling the cold often are other tell-tale signs.