Vitamin A is typically found in animal products as retinol, but there are amazing plant-based sources to give your body a boost while keeping your skin glowing. We're diving deep into the world of vitamin a, the superhero nutrient for your eyes, skin, and overall well-being. The best part about it is no animals harmed just the luxury of pure plant power!
Vitamin A in Vegan Foods
- Sweet Potatoes – Where sweet meets healthy, these potatoes are loaded with vitamin A! Lucky for us, it doesn’t matter what form, so if you’re a mashed or fry lover, you’re still reaping the benefits!
- Spinach – Who doesn’t love this green superfood? Spinach is packed with beta-carotene which eventually turns into vitamin a.
- Carrots – Lunch on the go? We love some carrots with hummus especially when we know they are improving our eyesight and enhancing our aging skin.
- Kale – Back to the greens. Kale is full of vitamin a. Substitute your salad base for kale once and week and you will be in great hands! Oh, and it also makes for a very trendy Instagram pic.
- Butternut Squash – There are so many fun and creative ways to bring butternut squash into your diet. Packed with vitamin a, just like the others, your skin is truly reflected when your diet is one with squash.
- Mangoes – Now onto the fun fruits! Mangoes are at the top of the list to keep our hair, eyes, and skin in tip top shape. Vitamin a promotes skin cell production, keeping your skin soft, supple, and radiant.
- Cantaloupe - Cantaloupe is a hydration powerhouse. Hydrated skin is less prone to dryness, flakiness, and the development of fine lines. It also boosts collagen, contains vitamin a, and is super tasty – win, win!
Helpful Tips to Stay Glowing:
1. Eat a Rainbow - Aim for a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to ensure a diverse range of nutrients. Eating each color represents different vitamins and antioxidants so you can always ensure your diet is balanced and easy on the eyes! Whether you are making these dishes solo, or with a friend, have fun with it, and enjoy some of our helpful suggestions below.
2. Get Creative in the kitchen – Some of our favorite dishes are vegan and contain so much vitamin a.
- Smoothie Bowls – For a fun desert like treat – mix your favorite acai base, kale, spinach, and your favorite fruit. We prefer strawberry, banana.
- Carrots & Hummus – Perfect for an on the go snack and keeps you full for hours! Sometimes we like to add olives, lemon, and pepper to our hummus for an added delight!
- Sweet Potato & Avocado Toast – A great breakfast, lunch, or healthy snack option. Depending how hungry you are, one or two pieces usually does the job!
Remember the more diverse your plate, the more nutrients, vitamin a, and antioxidants you are filling your body with. So don’t forget to taste the rainbow and make sure you’re having fun. Whether it's skincare tips, dietary advice, or overall wellness strategies, feel free to ask for more tips on everything glow!