vitamin series

Vitamin series! I will be working my way from vitamins A-Z :) 

Vitamin A: there are two main components of vitamin A

  • carotenoid including beta & alpha carotene 
  • retinol 

Carotenoid: You may have heard of this term before- especially that if you have too much you will turn orange! But don’t worry that is extremely rare & carotenoids have so many health benefits that will make you forget about that! 

Health benefits of carotenoids: 

  • Antioxidants 
  • Anti Inflammatory 
  • Enhances immune system
  • Promotes cell to cell communication (which may prevent cancer) 
  • Helps the female reproductive system 

Retinoid: This is another popular term now a day especially because of the use of retinoids in skincare! However apart from preventing wrinkles and treating acne retinoids play a very important role in our health! 

Health Benefits: 

  • critical for vision health 
  • promotes immune system 
  • helps protect digestive system 
  • promotes cell growth and development 
  • can help prevent strokes 
  • prevents aging 
  • reduces acne 

Top foods containing Vitamin A: 

  1. Sweet Potatoes 
  2. Carrots 
  3. Spinach
  4. Kale
  5. Collard Greens 
  6. Squash 
  7. Cantaloupe 
  8. Bell peppers 
  9. Papaya 
  10. Mustard Greens 

Once upon a time, @nicloetje sent me a doodle prompt. She told me that she and @lillianfromaccounting have a nickname for Chris: Vitamin C(hris)… so here you go. Sorry it took me almost a lifetime (of a winter bee) to get back to you about this :x (yes, there’s more)

my vitamin series

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