Heart disease and vitamin E
Here is a nice short video created by Dr. Eric Berg about taking full spectrum vitamin E (4 tocotrienols and 4 tocopherols) to benefit heart health.
Comparing weight for weight, palm oil contains the highest level of tocotrienol among all other sources in nature – as well as having the tocotrienol present in all four isoforms, alpha-tocotrienol, gamma-tocotrienol, beta-tocotrienol and delta-tocotrienol.
Other tocotrienol sources such as rice bran oil or wheat germ do not exist in all four forms. Learn more about natural sources for tocotrienol.
By the way, according to USDA data*, lettuce has mainly tocopherol vitamin E (0.3-1.0mg/100g edible weight) with very low or negligible level of tocotrienol in some not very common type. However, do consume lettuce for its many other natural vitamins and minerals, including fiber.
(*) Tocopherol and tocotrienol contents of raw and processed fruits and vegetables in the United States diet. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, Volume 19, Issues 2–3, March–May 2006, Pages 196-204