I read something a couple of weeks ago about tests that showed vitamin E helps muscles recover after heavy excersise. People who took vitamin E suppliments had less aching muscles the next day compared with people who took a placebo.
So what foods should I be eating i want to avoid a simple suppliment if possible.
FWIW I saw a report Sunday morning on Fox News about vitamin E. The doctor said that vitamin E does not, according to studies, have any health benefits when taken as a supplement. He said that there were detrimental effects though; I think he said that people who take vitamin E are more prone to fatal heart attacks. He said that if you are taking vitamin E supplements under doctor’s orders, then keep taking it. But don’t consume extra vitamin E to improve your health.
He was specifically talking about taking supplements, and about the anti-oxidant effects; nothing about muscle aches, and nothing I heard specifically about eating foods high in vitamin E. So I would assume that getting a lot of vitamin E from foods is a good thing, or at least not a bad thing. (And the foods mentioned are tasty and otherwise good for you.)