A healthy skin adds to our personality. Clear and glowing skin is a reflection of how healthy and fit a person is and also the quality of food that one consumes. Beauty tips and tricks wouldn’t be effective until your inner nourishment is balanced. Now, add another wonder food in your diet that can help you get that radiant looking skin.
According to a recent study, fresh avocadoes combined with tomato sauce or raw carrots can help in the conversion of pro-vitamin A (inactive vitamin form) to vitamin A (active vitamin form).
Vitamin A is involved in reproductive health and growth promotion. It supports a healthy skin, smooth immune functions, vision and has antioxidant properties. Therefore, its extremely vital for maintaining a healthy looking skin.
“Pairing certain foods together is more than just about taste – specific foods eaten together can help your body utilize the benefits more effectively. We know that avocado consumers are interested in foods that act like a ‘nutrient booster’,” said Nikki Ford from Hass Avocado Board, US.
The researchers investigated if avocados could positively help the body use and absorb vitamin A from carotene-rich foods when eaten together. The research was based on two-way crossover feeding studies in 12 healthy men and women. Compared to a tomato sauce meal without avocado, the addition of one avocado (150 g), more than quadrupled (4.6 times) the conversion of provitamin A to vitamin A. Similarly, the researchers found that compared to a raw carrot meal without avocado, the addition of one avocado significantly increased (12.6 times) the conversion of provitamin A to vitamin A.
“Avocados are a nutrient dense, cholesterol-free fruit with naturally good fats, and are a delicious and easy way to add more fruits and vegetables to your everyday healthy eating plans,” Ford added.
The findings were published in The Journal of Nutrition.