Updated: Jun 14, 2021
This nutrient has an extraordinary amount of antioxidants that are often used in beauty products such as lotions, serums, sunscreen - to produce younger and more radiant looking skin. How does this happen? Well, these potent antioxidants kill free radicals that cause cell damage. Cell damage leads to deterioration and rapid aging. Topical application only addresses the “tip of the iceberg” of true beauty. Real beauty starts within, the base being – gut health.
So what is this nutrient?
Vitamin A! Plant sources (fruits and vegetables) of vitamin A are found in the form of Beta Carotene. However, certain key foods have higher amounts than others. One of these foods are carrots & tomatoes (see recipe below with bonus nutrition information). The recommended amount of Vitamin A needed is based on the stage in your lifecycle. For example, most women age 19 and older need 700 mcg or 2,333 IU daily. This number is different for small children, pregnant, and breast-feeding women.
When it comes to supplements, caution should be
taken since Vitamin A can build up in the body at toxic levels and cause minor to major side effects. Laboratory testing and monitoring are needed which can be done by a healthcare provider, including a registered dietitian nutritionist.
At each health and wellness visits
our clients are offered an in-depth review of their eating pattern which means an analysis of nutrients that are either in deficit or in excess are recorded.
This is just one added value of having a one-on-one assessment done by our Women’s Health Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at 360Girls&Women®.
Recipe: Creamy Chickpea Tomato Linguini
Taken from our package: Nutrition & Beauty – Be the boss (E.A.T B.etter series) ™ ebook/cookbook © 2020-2021 - Exclusive Copyright of 360Girls&Women®
16oz dry, whole grain linguine or gluten free- legume fortified linguine
1/2 cup low sodium tomato sauce + 1/2 cup raw carrot puree
1 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 cup sliced tomatoes 🍅 on a vine
13-15 oz boxed or canned BPA free chickpeas
2 tbsp Herbes de Provence
2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp kosher salt or salt to taste
Optional heat: 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, dried
1 sprig thyme and scallion for garnishing
1. Cook linguini according to box instructions
2. Once water is drained from the linguine add the tomato sauce and carrot puree followed by all the dry ingredients (salt, pepper, garlic, Herbes de Provence) mix, and cook on low - Med heat for ~ 5 minutes
3. Next, add the chickpeas, fresh tomatoes, and the 🥥 coconut milk, mix and cook on low heat for another 2 minutes with pot covered. Add additional dry seasoning if needed.
4. Sprinkle in the fresh thyme and scallion and mix slightly and serve.
Makes~9.5 servings. 1 serving is 1 1/3 cups
Nutrient Data for 1 serving provides approximately ~ 759 IU of Vitamin A
Creamy Chickpea Tomato Linguini Copyright © 2020-2021 All Rights Reserved, Exclusive Copyright of 360Girls&Women® - complete detailed nutrition infomation on this recipe is found in our ebook/cookbook for those enrolled in our program/packages:
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