Beta carotene is an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A when digested and plays a very important role in health. Vitamin A gives some fruits and veggies their yellowy and orange color. 🍑 🍈 🥕 🌶
Beta carotene is also found in herbs and spices such as: paprika, cayenne, chili, parsley, cilantro, marjoram, sage, coriander 🌿 🌱
What are the benefits?
Beta carotene is an antioxidant and as such plays crucial role in the body’s fight against free radicals(body toxins). There’s a lot of evidence to support the intake of antioxidants in order to help reach optimal wellness. Consuming beta carotene has been linked to the following.
Improving cognitive function, Promoting good skin health, Contributing to lung health, Preventing cancer, Reducing macular degeneration(eye health) this is where you may have heard that eating carrots help you see better in the dark? Well it’s actually true, the vitamin A in carrots help improve eyesight 🥕 👀 👍
Vitamin A is an fat soluble vitamin so combining these foods, herbs and spices with a healthy fat such as olive oil, avocado, or nuts and seeds can help their absorption. 🍾🥑🥜😜 Make sure you’re eating your correct portions of fruit and vegetables for all the important antioxidants they provide and their benefits! 🤸♂️🧘♀️