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Healthy Food: Foods Rich in Vitamin A

  By posted Nov 8th 2013
Diet & Fitness

 

Healthy Eating: Foods Rich in Vitamin A

 

Vitamin A is an essential vitamin required for vision immune functioning, healthy skin and for good eyesight. Recommendation of vitamin A for daily intake is 600mcg. Vitamin A also fights cancer by stopping the production of cancerous cells. Vitamin A is also responsible for maintenance of healthy bones and strong teeth. Calcium phosphate, a mineral that is produced by vitamin A prevents in formation of urinary stones. This vitamin is also essential during reproduction for both men and women. We explore the benefits of Vitamin A.

 

  • Some people use vitamin A to improve vision and treat eye disorders
  • It is also used for  skin treatments – (acne, eczema, psoriasis, cold sores, wounds & burns)
  • Vitamin A is useful for heavy PMS
  • Vitamin A is used to treat gastrointestinal ulcers, crohn’s disease & diabetes
  • It is used for preventing and treating cancer, protecting the heart and cardiovascular system, slowing the ageing process & boosting the immune system.

 

Deficiencies of vitamin A can lead to risk of diarrhea in young children and pregnant women xerophthalamia - (begning of night blindness), anemia also. It can also increase the severity of infection and mortality



Vitamin A rich foods

  • Liver
  • Sweet potato
  • Milk and milk products
  • Dark leafy vegetables
  • Red pumpkin
  • Dried herbs
  • Dried apricots
  • Musk melon
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggs and hard boiled eggs
  • Mangoes
  • Carrots

 

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