Kate's Cuisine

Jun 12 2009

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is mostly known for its carotene and retinol properties. These are what make Vitamin A such a powerful aid in vision and tissue and bone repair. Vitamin A is essential for eye health and can be particularly helpful with night vision. It’s also especially important to the reproduction system as it greatly helps with fetal development. Vitamin A can also give the immune system a big boost, helping you ward off sickness and infection.

Males over the age of 19 should get at least 900ug/day while females over the age of 19 should get at least 700ug/day.

It’s well known that carrots can help you with your vision and it’s true these are a great source of Vitamin A. Other orange and red fruit as well as leafy greens are also great sources of this essential vitamin. Dairy products that are low in fat are also good ways to include Vitamin A into your diet because these are supplemented with the vitamin to make up for the missing fat. Other milk products, whole eggs, and beef liver are all also good sources.

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