Role of Vitamin A

Role Vitamin AVitamin A belongs to a group of fat soluble vitamins which means they dissolve in fat. The role of vitamin A in the body, like the rest of the vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients, is essential for good health.

It is necessary for growth and bone development and cell growth. Is a vitamin that provides the raw material for growth, maintenance and repair of mucosal cells, skin, nails, hair and tooth enamel.

It is also a necessary vitamin for the immune system. Stimulates immune functions by creating a protective barrier against various microorganisms. Helps maintain health by avoiding all types of infectious diseases, especially respiratory.

Because of its role in cell development is a vital vitamin in the changes that occur in cells and tissues during pregnancy to the fetus to develop normally. Contributes equally in reproductive function serves for the production of sperm as well as for normal female reproductive cycle.

One of the functions of the vitamin most important is related to vision. It is extremely important for the vision system and prevent problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, vision loss, blindness twilight and is useful for bacterial infections such as conjunctivitis.

It also represents a powerful tool for cancer prevention and aging as a natural antioxidant.

Foods highest content of vitamin A have are: dairy products, egg yolks, fish liver oil, all plants yellow, green or red carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, squash, peppers, spinach, tomato, asparagus and broccoli among many others. Fruit with more vitamin A are the apricot, peach, melon, papaya and mango.

Excess alcohol inhibits the absorption of vitamin A. To get all the vitamins from food where possible is recommended to consume always fresh and raw. We also have to say that too much vitamin A can have serious health consequences.

Homemade protein shakes

Protein shakes provide just proteins, but also vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates, essential for energy and increase muscle mass.

It is common for people who work their muscles in the gym, play sports or do much physical activity resort to protein shakes to increase muscle and get enough energy to achieve better physical performance.

But protein shakes are beneficial not only for athletes but for anyone who does not consume enough protein in their diet.

They are beneficial for those who want to increase body mass or weight gain, but also help to supplement diets of children and adolescents in the growth stage, patients in recovery and those who in one way or another are unable to feed properly.

Prepare homemade protein shakes

* To prepare protein shakes you need a blender first, then choose from the list which you will mix.

Foods that are known to make protein shakes are: Whole eggs, egg whites, skim milk, soy milk, nonfat yogurt, unflavored gelatin, flavored gelatin, flaked cereals, nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, yeast, bananas (bananas) and strawberries.

Some protein shakes

* A pot of low fat yogurt, a banana and two egg whites, blending and babies immediately.
Some people do protein shakes in large quantities and stored in refrigerator for drinking for several days is more comfortable but it is advisable to be prepared and drinking at the moment.

* Another protein shake can be done with a pint of skim milk, a tablespoon of brewer’s yeast powder and 6 ripe strawberries.

* Within the protein shakes the classic is almost half a liter of milk, a couple of ripe bananas, an egg and a spoonful of cereal flakes.

* Another option is a half liter of soya milk, one tablespoon unflavored gelatin dissolved in hot water before and 2 tablespoons ground nuts, add some fruit for flavor.

Recommendation: protein shakes are not sugar.

No whole eggs should take more than three times a week, since yolk cholesterol increases.

Instead of an egg, two egg whites can be used, the amount of protein intake is equal or superior.

Add fresh fruit to the preparation of protein shakes provides most vitamins.

Although it seems obvious worth clarifying that the protein shakes are not alcohol.

Those who suffer from liver problems, high uric acid, kidney stones or high cholesterol can not eat some foods mentioned in the list, in such cases consult your doctor about how to replace.