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Vitamin A Rich, Beta Carotene, Retinol recipes


Last Updated : Mar 22,2019



विटामिन ए युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Vitamin A Rich, Beta Carotene, Retinol recipes in Hindi)
વિટામિન એ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Vitamin A Rich, Beta Carotene, Retinol recipes in Gujarati)

Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Retinol Rich Recipes

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is also a powerful antioxidant.

We get vitamin A from a variety of sources. Two of the most common sources are retinol and beta-carotene. Vitamin A is also called Retinol as it makes the pigments for the retina of the eye.

Retinol is present in animal sources like dairy products, eggs, fatty liver and fish.

The other type of Vitamin A, which is obtained from colorful fruits and vegetables, is in the form of “pro Vitamin A” carotenoids, which are converted to retinol by the body after the food is ingested.

Beta carotene, a type of carotenoid which is found primarily in plants, needs to first be converted to active Vitamin A in order to be utilized by the body. Sources of vitamin A include yellow-orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, mango, papaya, peach, tomatoes, pumpkin, muskmelon etc. and other vegetables like spinach, broccoli, capsicum etc.

The daily RDA (recommended daily allowance) of Vitamin A is 4,800 micrograms (MCG). Any vegetable or fruit which has 1,000 mcg or more is considered high in Vitamin A. Cooking carrots make the Vitamin A more bio available to the body and cooking it with a oil or ghee makes it even absorbable to the body.

Vitamin A plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision. In its retinal form it combines with the protein ‘opsin’ to form rhodopsin which is an essential light absorbing molecule that aids is vision, especially in dim light. A prolonged deficiency of vitamin A can lead to night blindness.

Apart from vision, other functions of vitamin A are cell growth, building immunity, promote healthy skin, and being an antioxidant it neutralizes the action of free radicals in the body, which can cause cellular damage. Consuming a diet high in antioxidants is also a way to naturally slow ageing.

5 Key Functions of Vitamin A

  5 Key functions of Vitamin A
1. Healthy Vision
2. Cell Growth
3. Building immunity.
4. Promote Healthy Skin
5. Neutralise harmful free radicals

As a source of beta carotene, you will find a vast range of vitamin A rich recipes in this section. Try your hand at Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi, Pineapple and Papaya Juice, Healthy Tomato Soup, Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila and so on…..

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Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4623
11 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during norm ....
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
10 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Karela Juice is a boon for those with diabetes, because the high dose of insulin and other anti-diabetic substances in the karela plant help to control blood sugar levels! It is suggested that diabetic people have it first thing in the morning on an ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing
Recipe# 4639
23 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A light salad loaded with vitamin A from carrot and mint together with protein-rich rajma too, the Carrot, Cucumber, Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a treat to your taste buds and eyes, in more ways than one. Not only is the salad beautiful to behold, it also provides excellent nourishment for your ....
Papaya Mango Smoothie (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4684
30 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you do not have time for an elaborate breakfast, whip up a Papaya Mango Smoothie. It is flavourful and colourful and nutritious too, as both papaya and mango are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This sumptuous smoothie will surely keep you satiated and energetic till lunchtime, just as though y ....
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry
Recipe# 7451
29 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
Broccoli and Zucchini in Red Capsicum Gravy
Recipe# 39679
29 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to cooking, a little know-how can take you a long way and help you create an unending range of innovative foods, such as Broccoli and Zucchini in Red Capsicum Gravy. Here, look at how red capsicum lends itself to prepare a delectable gravy that is not only flavourful but healthy too, b ....
Instant Energizer, Carrot Apple and Orange Drink
Recipe# 6199
26 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Jam-packed schedule? This is an ideal drink to boost your energy and to keep you on your toes all day. Carrot Apple and Orange Drink is super-rich in antioxidants viz. vitamins A and C, folic acid and fibre which protect against heart disease and certain types of cancers. As an added bonus, car ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
26 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it. The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Stir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad
Recipe# 36142
26 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sautéed in just a teaspoon of oil, this elegant salad is an excellent source of calcium thanks to the combination of paneer, broccoli and bean sprouts. The Stir-fried Broccoli, Baby Corn and Bean Sprouts Salad is like a booster dose for your bones! Onion seeds adds an Indian touch to this nutritious ....
Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad
Recipe# 42188
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Get ready to lose yourself in a symphony of flavours and textures! The Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad is like a meal in a bowl, with a perfect blend of nutritious and tasty ingredients – from sprouts and kabuli chana to juicy tomatoes and crunchy lettuce, not to forget sweet beets an ....
Palak Jeera Nimki
Recipe# 42541
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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A non-fried version of the famous Bengali snack, you will love to bite into this Palak Jeera Nimki at tea-time! While the traditional version is usually made of refined flour (maida), which is ....
Nutritious Jowar and Tomato Chila
Recipe# 4652
15 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally, chila is a thin pancake made of gram flour, but this nutritious chila uses a healthy combination of jowar, whole wheat and maize flour making it a great source of protein and vitamin A. You could also create your own version by combining other flours. Enjoy it with coriander garlic ch ....
Peach Yogurt Smoothie,  Good For Endurance Athletics
Recipe# 40919
12 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a luscious smoothie with the pleasant scent and fruity flavour of peaches. Yoghurt is an apt base for this mildly-flavoured fruit, and the combo needs just a dash of honey to improve the flavour. If the peaches are naturally sweet, you can even reduce the honey. Chia seeds, considered ....
Homemade Carrot Juice, Vitamin A Rich, Hopper
Recipe# 42293
12 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pure and pristine carrot juice is naturally sweet, tasty and super healthy! While carrot juice is loaded with nutrients, you can get the most of it only with pure and fresh unsweetened Homemade Carrot Juice and not store-bought ones that are loaded with sugar. Like most other fruits and veggies, ....
Sprouted and Boiled Moong
Recipe# 40323
05 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Sprouting is a wonderful way to enhance the nutritional benefits of beans like moong, and it also adds to the flavour with a mild sweetness and pleasurable crunch. Here we show you how to make perfect Sprouted and Boiled Moong. This is not only a convenient way but also a healthy method, because we ....
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42207
04 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box! Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
Quinoa, Rocket Leaves and Chickpea Veg Salad, Buddha Bowl
Recipe# 42411
01 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Urban Dictionary defines a Buddha Bowl as “a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded belly appearance on the top much like the belly of a Buddha.” Commonly, the term is used to describe a salad lunch that’s chock-full of healthy ingredients, including veggies, beans or lentils, an ....
Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi
Recipe# 41214
01 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This quick and easy, no-fuss dish brings together three of your favourite ingredients – spinach, cottage cheese and green peas. A tempering of everyday ingredients and a dash of common spice powders gives the trio a fantastic taste, which combines beautifully with Indian breads of all kinds, be it < ....
Carrot, Tomato and Egg Smoothie
Recipe# 40110
31 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Then, it’s time to have a glassful of this wholesome Carrot, Tomato and Egg Smoothie. With protein from eggs and ample nutrients from fresh vegetables, this is a healthy treat you can enjoy any time of the day. In fact, you can make it in advance and keep it covered in the fridge for mor ....
Fried Egg, Perfect Fried Egg Recipe
Recipe# 40763
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Start your day tastefully, with this delicious Fried Egg for breakfast. It is a yummy dish made by frying egg on a non-stick tava and seasoning it with everyday spices. This easy and quick dish has to be served immediately to enjoy its soft yet slightly-crisp texture. With
Scrambled Eggs
Recipe# 41165
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Scrambled Eggs is an international favourite, especially at breakfast time. It is easy to make, sumptuous and amazingly tasty, so why not give it a try? This perfect breakfast recipe will be soft and gooey, and not fully coo ....
Sunny Side Up Eggs, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42311
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy egg-based breakfast that tastes yum and looks good too. Sunny Side Up Eggs as the name suggests looks like a splash of yellow on a white background, so it has a bright and cheery look that invites you to take a bite! The best part is that it can be made very easily and quick ....
Hard Boiled Eggs
Recipe# 41350
31 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hard-boiled Eggs can be made quickly and easily, and served with breakfast, lunch or dinner. The eggs are cooked whole, then the shell is removed, the eggs are halved and served with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper. The cooking time is very important to get the perfect hard-boiled egg. ....
Kale, Masoor Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42365
28 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Trendy lunch? Look no further than a lunch salad . Salads are healthy, tasty, awesomely attractive and will make you shine with good health. Lunch salads generally feature a mix of ingredients, which are both satiating and tasty. Usually, some g ....
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