Here is the final post in our Immune System Boosting Series and today we’re going to talk about Vitamin A…
Like Selenium, Vitamin A is something you want to make sure you’re getting enough of. Not only is it good for your vision and your skin (which is generally your first line of protection against germs) but also great for your immune system.
You definitely want to get your Vitamin A naturally, taking too much via supplements can actually cause you all sorts of problems, which is why these recipes are a great way to keep your stores topped up.
Just 26 grams of cooked Sweet Potato has all the Vitamin A you need in it for one day, so this is Slow Cooker Chicken Curry from Dromthorn Recipes is a great winter dish.
A close runner-up to Sweet Potato, carrots have loads of Vitamin A in them and this Salad with Carrots and Parsnips with Hazlenuts from Midinettes is a beautiful way to eat your vegetables – plus you can turn your leftovers into a delicious soup!
Third on the list of Vitamin A superfoods is Kale – it can sometimes be hard to find in Belgium, but it’s definitely worth the effort. You don’t need to do much with it; have a go at making Tomate-Cerise’s Kale Chips.
It will come as no surprise to have Spinach in this list, I’m pretty sure every vitamin known to human kind is in Spinach, including Vitamin A This Spinach and Rice Pie from Brussels Foodie sounds delicious.
The final recipe is what you want if you need a big boost, or if you’ve been living off junk food for a while; Cook’n’Roll has provided us with a nutritional goldmine via his Spinach, Sweet Potato and Coconut soup.
And that brings us to the end of Immune System Boosting January – I it has kept you feeling good!
Michelle of Very Hungry Explorer is originally from London. She now splits her time between Brussels and the rest of the Europe. She started blogging in 2009 while on a trip to Alaska, so she could stay in touch with her Mum and it all just went from there. When she isn’t eating, Michelle is studying to TEFL and frequently plays her music above the recommended volume level. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.