A recent analysis published in the journal PLOS One found that up to 68% of 31- to 50-year-olds in the U.S. don’t get the recommended daily intake of 15mg of vitamin E, which is associated with cognitive function, reproduction, and overall mortality. Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D., author of The Portion Teller Plan, advises eating two or more of these daily:

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  • 1⁄4 cup nuts or seeds (such as sunflower seeds or almonds)
  • 2 tbsp nut butter
  • 1–2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1⁄3 avocado
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 cup spinach or other greens
  • 2 tbsp wheat germ 

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