December 1, 2023 in How We Eat

Support the Immune System with Vitamin A in Zucchini

Vitamin A to Support Immune System

Vitamin A to Support Immune System

Shared by Dr. Erik Waldeland

Vitamin A to Support Immune System

The recipe for this easy skillet Zucchini and Yellow Squash is a delicious and nutritious dish that offers numerous health benefits, particularly due to its high vitamin A content. The combination of zucchini and yellow squash provides a rich source of vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy vision, immune function, and skin health. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3936685/), vitamin A plays a vital role in supporting the body’s immune system and helps protect against infections and diseases. Additionally, it promotes the growth and repair of tissues, making this skillet recipe not only a tasty meal but also a great way to incorporate this crucial nutrient into one’s diet.

 

“Vitamin A, along with other vitamins, minerals and other compounds, is an essential micronutrient. This means that our bodies cannot manufacture it and therefore it has to be included in our diet.”

“Vitamin A from food is stored in the liver until required by the body and is bound to protein before being transported to where it is needed.”

Ingredients
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 small zucchini, ends trimmed and diced
  • 2 small to medium yellow crookneck squash, ends trimmed and diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 

Resources

Gilbert C. What is vitamin A and why do we need it? Community Eye Health. 2013;26(84):65. PMID: 24782580; PMCID: PMC3936685.

www.melskitchencafe.com/skillet-zucchini-and-yellow-squash/

 

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