Beta-Carotenes ~ Vitamins
Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid found in many fruits and vegetables.
It’s a vitamin-like substance that is not required for survival but which may have disease prevention powers.
The body turns it into
Eating 4 or 5 servings of fruit per day makes your real age as much as 4 years younger.
Good sources are fruits, such as apricots, peaches, mangoes, dried plums (also called prunes), cantaloupe and nectarines.
And if you're wondering how to get more into your diet, may we suggest the folowing recipe;
Stir Fried Chicken & Asparagus
Try this great-tasting dish that can be prepared in a matter of minutes using our stir-fry cooking method with no heated oils to increase your intake of beta-carotenes.
Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 med. onion cut in half and sliced medium thick
1 bunch asparagus cut into 1 inch lengths (about 2 cups when cut) discard bottom fourth
1 Tbs. chicken broth
1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
3 med. cloves garlic, pressed
1 lge. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
2 Tbs. low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs. rice vinegar
pinch red chili flakes
sea salt and fresh ground white pepper to taste
Cut onion and press garlic and let both sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
Heat 1 Tbs. broth in a stainless steel wok or 12-inch skillet.
Stir-fry onion and in broth for about 2 minutes over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
Add ginger, garlic, chicken, and continue to stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes stirring constantly.
Add asparagus, soy sauce, vinegar, and red chili flakes.
Stir together and cover.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
This may have to cook for an extra couple minutes if the asparagus is thick.
Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 2 Servings
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