Made with only a handful of fresh, healthy ingredients and one pan, this 10 Minute Roasted Shrimp Spinach Salad is a light, quick, tasty and easy meal!
Let us first talk about Vitamin E and why it is crucial to our body.
What is Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient and is found in many everyday foods like cereals, vegetable oils, poultry, meat, fruits, and vegetables. It helps in protecting the cells from the damage caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are compounds formed within the body for converting the food we eat into energy. However, these free radicals sometimes damage our normal cells to make amends for their unstable molecules. That is when Vitamin E acts as an anti-oxidant. One also gets exposed to free radicals present in the environment in the form of UV Rays, air pollution, and cigar smoke.
Vitamin E Deficiency
Vitamin E deficiency is unusual and occurs when your digestive system is unable to absorb the nutrient. Vitamin E supplements are advised so as to treat this deficiency and also diseases like diabetes. It also helps in preventing cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cataract and heart disease (Source).
Benefits of Vitamin E
- Hair growth: Vitamin E stops premature graying of hair and helps in repairing damaged hair follicles. Applying Vitamin E rich oil will reap benefits in the form of lustrous hair.
- Skincare: Applying a Vitamin E rich cream acts as a moisturizer and heals your wrinkled, damaged skin. It also helps in protecting against sunburn and repairing chapped lips, cracked feet, and dry hands.
Natural Sources of Vitamin E
- Green Vegetables: Spinach, Broccoli, Mustard greens,
- Vegetables: Sweet potato, Red Bell Pepper, Taro Root
- Fruits: Kiwi, Mango, Papaya, Avocado, Dried Apricot
- Nuts and Seeds: Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Sunflower seeds
- Vegetable Oils: Wheat germ oil, Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Soybean oil
- Animal Source: Shrimp, Trout
So, here I am presenting a Vitamin E rich food using Spinach, Peanuts, Olive oil and Shrimp – that can be prepared in just under ten minutes.
Roasted Shrimp Spinach Salad
Shrimp helps in increasing your Vitamin E intake. Preparing a Shrimp Casserole or a typical Indian Shrimp Curry might be a little tedious. That’s how I decided to try this easy Salad. Indulging in this will be a great way to hit your daily mark.
How to Prepare Roasted Shrimp Spinach Salad:
Marinate the cleaned deveined shrimps with a little salt, crushed pepper, and olive oil.
Shallow fry in olive oil along with finely chopped garlic; remove and keep aside. To the same pan, add another tablespoon of chopped garlic and a bunch of baby spinach leaves. Cook for a couple of minutes until it wilts a wee bit.
Add the cooked shrimp, mix well and cook covered for another minute. Done!
Garnish with chili flakes, chopped red chilies, and crushed peanuts. It’s ready to give your daily dose of Vitamin E.
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Here are other recipes rich in Vitamin E:
Spinach : Palak Paneer
Taro Root/Coloccassia : Kerala Style Taro Root Stir Fry
Apricot : Qubani ka Meetha
Resolve today to include Vitamin E in your daily intake- be it from a natural food source or from Supplements. I use Vitamin E rich creams for cracked heels and dry skin, especially during this harsh winter. Apply creams and oil which has copious amount of Vitamin E for a healthy glowing skin and lustrous hair.
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