Vitamin A to Support Immune System
Shared by Dr. Erik Waldeland
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.”
- 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
Gilbert C. What is vitamin A and why do we need it? Community Eye Health. 2013;26(84):65. PMID: 24782580; PMCID: PMC3936685.
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