Where Can I Find Vitamin A?

Black Fin Tuna
Black Fin Tuna
Eggs
Eggs
Sardines
Sardines
Bok Choy
Bok Choy
Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash
Spinach
Spinach

 

Vitamins are an essential part of our lives and our health and are best taken in their natural form. This is usually through what we eat and drink, although supplements can help.

Vitamin A

If you want healthy skin,eyesight and a stronger immune system, then Vitamin A is what you need. It aids protection against disease, as it acts as an antioxidant. It also assists in the formation of your teeth and bones. When vitamin A deficiency exists in the developed world, it tends to happen in alcoholics or in people with diseases that affect the intestine's ability to absorb fat. The earliest symptom of vitamin A deficiency is night blindness.

Large amounts of Vitamin A is poisonous and can cause harm to your liver. Eating liver derived Vitamin A is not advised during pregnancy. (RDA) for vitamin A is 1.0 mg/day for the adult man and 0.8 mg/day for the adult woman. Since beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body, the body's requirement for vitamin A can be supplied entirely by beta-carotene. Six mg of beta-carotene are considered to be the equivalent of 1 mg of vitamin A.

The best sources of vitamin A are eggs, milk, butter, liver, and fish, such as herring, sardines, and tuna.Plants do not contain vitamin A, but they do contain beta-carotene and other carotenoids. Good sources of betacarotenes, which your body converts into Vitamin A are, dark green and orange, fruit and veg:

• Acorn Squash

• Beet and Mustard Greens

• Bok Choy

• Broccoli

• Butternut Squash

• Carrots

• Collard Greens

• Dark Green Leaf Lettuces or Salad Greens, e.g. Mesclun

• Hubbard Squash

• Kale

• Pumpkin

• Romaine Lettuce

• Spinach

• Sweet Potatoes or Yams (Orange)

• Turnip Greens

• Watercress

Guavas
Guavas
Oranges
Oranges

 

Examples of Orange Fruits

• Apricots

• Cantaloupe

• Guava

• Mandarin Oranges

• Mango

• Nectarines

• Orange

• Papaya

• Peaches

• Tangerines

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The Communicator 7 years ago from Germany

Hi Ndbees,

I found that pretty interesting, esp. the bit about the dangers connected with vitamin intake.- The pictures also were nice and clear.

Keep it up!

The Communicator


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NDBEES 7 years ago from DEVON Author

Hi, The Communicator, thanks for commenting. It makes you wanna be healthy doesn't it?


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The Communicator 7 years ago from Germany

Hi again,

Oh, YEAH! Sure does! - I know I always wanted to live more healthy, but unfortunately just didn't get round to it. Shame on me! Maybe your hub is going to help me hoick up!

Thanks again for your work!

T. C.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

My Granny was told to eat extra liver when she was pregnant, to give the baby a good start in life. Things can change...


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NDBEES 7 years ago from DEVON Author

Hi LG, was that with a bottle of stout a day too. LOL. Next they'll be saying you can't drink and smoke whilst pregnant.


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LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

She didn't mention the stout, but I wouldn't bet against it (-:

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