Add more of this vitamin in your diet to lose weight in winter
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient, which is also referred to as retinol. This vitamin is derived from two sources- animal and plant. The one derived from animals is called unsaturated fat-soluble retinoids and is quite famous in the beauty industry. The other one is called provitamin A or carotenoids.
Vitamin A is an important nutrient required for supporting the brightness of the eyes, glowing skin, luxurious hair and boosting the immune system.
The link between vitamin A and weight loss
The benefit of vitamin A is not only limited to skin and hair health. A new study revealed that it can help you shed kilos particularly when the weather gets colder.
The study published in the scientific journal, Molecular Metabolism revealed that vitamin A stimulates a fat-burning process known as browning. Browning is referred to as the conversion of white fat tissue into brown fat tissue. This brown fat makes 10 per cent of the total fat of the body and helps to burn calories and generate energy.
According to another study published in the journal Nature, this kind of fat can also help in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The findings revealed that brown fat could help the body filter and remove branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) from the blood. These amino acids when present in excess amounts can increase the risk of diabetes and obesity.