Why not give our skin a boost while we enjoy a good meal. Vitamin A and its sister pro-vitamin A (also called beta-carotene) can help your skin look healthier. Vitamin A helps regenerate skin cells, slows down the aging process and helps prevent wrinkles. Pro-vitamin A also helps your skin get ready for sun rays.
Below is a list of some foods rich in Vitamin A (animal foods) and pro-Vitamin A (fruits and vegetables). Now, keep in mind that too much pro-vitamin A would give a slight orange tint to your skin. But really, can we eat that many carrots?
Foods rich in Vitamin A
- Fatty fish (cod, salmon, tuna)
- Egg yolk
- Whole milk
Foods rich in Pro-vitamin A
- Green salad
In the winter when fresh fruits are less available, or if you like dry fruits, consider eating dried apricots. They have an increased ratio of pro-vitamin A compared to the fresh apricot. Add them to a yogurt or with your cereal.
Carrots also have the reputation of helping you see better — as Papa would say “T’as déjà vu un lapin avec des lunettes?” (Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses?). To help with that eye sight and beta-carotene, you can try our quick and easy braised carrots recipe.
So, let’s get ready for the sun and eat fruits and vegetables to help us get there!