This category of Vitamin A Food Recipes is loaded with beta carotene which safely converts to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is probably the #1 vitamin known to boost immune system AND help fight off cancer cells.
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The raw food recipes are loaded with live enzymes which are another key factor for boosting the immune system but cooked food is known to have more beta carotene per volume only because food concentrates down when it is cooked. All recipes in this section are an excellent source of beta carotene which converts easily in the body to Vitamin A.
Sweet Potatoes With Sweet ‘Gravy’
2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes (yams)
2 T raw honey
½ tsp cinnamon
1 T organic butter (optional)
1-2 T coconut milk (refrigerated in advance for thickness) per serving
Bake sweet potatoes on 400 for 1 hour, until soft. Peel and mash in bowl. Mix in honey, cinnamon and butter. Make a well in each serving on a plate like mashed potatoes and add the coconut milk in the well like gravy. You will never forget this dish - it is ‘out of this world’ good!. Look for sweet potatoes with the darkest orange color for most beta carotene content. Serves 4.
Hot and Spicy Collards
1 bunch collard greens, washed and de-stemmed
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
½ tsp crushed red chili peppers, or to taste
Saute onion, garlic and chili pepper flakes in olive oil until golden brown. Roll half of collard greens at a time into a long tube shape. Cut cross wise into fine shredded strips. Add the shredded collards to onion mixture over low heat and continue to stir until collards are slightly wilted but still have life in them, about 3-5 minutes. A great Southern source of Vitamin A Food! I must confess I can eat the whole batch by myself in one sitting - YUM! But normally serves 4.
1 bag or small box baby spinach
2 clementines, peeled and sectioned
½ cup raw walnuts, slightly broken
½ small red onion, shredded
Combine in a bowl and top with
Strawberry Dressing found here on Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes.
Best Basic Broccoli
2 stalks organic broccoli, tops only cut into bite size pieces
½ T organic butter
1 clove garlic, optional
sea salt to taste
A classic Vitamin A Food Recipe at its best. Steam broccoli in steamer basket until tender but still crunchy. It retains the most nutrients this way. Remove broccoli and basket from pan and discard water. Melt butter in pan while pan is still hot and add garlic and salt. Add broccoli back to pan. Salt on top, then stir gently. Serves 3-4.
Cancer-Free and Easy Soup
2 cups brown lentils, washed
6 cups water and/or vegetable stock, adjust to desired consistency
1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 small cabbage, fine sliced
2 large carrots, cubed
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 bunch greens, washed, de-stemmed and coarse chopped: spinach, collards, chard, kale, etc.
1 tsp. cumin (optional)
2 tsp. sea salt, to taste
This Vitamin A Food Recipe is made with all the great ingredients known to help prevent and fight cancer. A great addition to an anti cancer diet. Briefly saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add lentils, salt and water. Cook for 30 minutes. Add celery, carrots, cabbage and sweet potatoes. Cook for 20 minutes. Add greens and cook for 10 minutes. (If using kale, add it with vegetables.) Always use organic when possible. Serves 6. This recipe also found on
Healthy Soup Recipes page.
Fresh ‘Raw’ Lime-Aid
4 medium organic carrots
1 medium organic apple
1 lime, peeled
Juice into cup, strain and drink. Great source of beta carotene and enzymes. A perfect recipe for first time/beginner juicers. I prefer the Jack LaLane Juicer because of ease of use AND ease of cleanup. Serves one.
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