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Sources of Vitamin A

Updated on September 7, 2014

Vitamin A

Are you getting enough vitamin A from natural sources? Most people know that Vitamin A is necessary for their vision. Carrots probably come to mind as a good source of Vitamin A. Luckily there are many great sources of Vitamin A (including carrots!).

Many foods contain Vitamin A, but there are some that contain over 100% of the recommended daily value in just one serving! Try incorporating the following foods into your diet to up your Vitamin A intake!

Contain Over 100% in One Serving:

2 cups Romaine Lettuce

1 cup Cooked Kale

1 cup Cooked Spinach

1 cup Cooked Mustard Greens

1 cup Carrots

1 cup Cooked Turnip Greens

1 cup Cooked Collard Greens

1 cup Cooked Swiss Chard

1 cup Baked Sweet Potato

1 cup Baked Winter Squash

1 cup Cantaloupe

More Vitamin A!

Calf Liver has more than enough Vitamin A in 4 oz for your daily needs; however, I haven't come across very many people who like it!

Did You Know? Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Apricots, Asparagus, Grapefruit, Celery, Papaya, Leeks, Green Beans, Watermelon, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Summer Squash, Green Peas, Plums, and Oranges are also great sources of Vitamin A!

Also try adding parsley, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, peppermint, or basil to dishes to enhance flavor and add Vitamin A!

Photo by: Pelicangal

Your Choice!

What is your favorite way to get Vitamin A?

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Sweet Cookin'

Start incorporating more sweet potatoes into your diet. Yum!!

Blend it up!

I bought this blender almost 3 years ago. Although it was expensive it was worth every penny. I can make amazing smoothies and add whatever fruit and vegetables I want. My vitamin packed smoothies taste great and the texture is incredibly smooth!

Calf Liver- A Super Souce of Vitamin A

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    • Merrci profile image

      Merry Citarella 

      5 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Informative article. Thanks!

    • suepogson profile image

      suepogson 

      5 years ago

      I like carrots and greens so should be doing pretty well.

    • tammywilliams09 profile image

      tammywilliams09 

      5 years ago

      I usually think of Carrots so thank you for listing other sources as well. Sweet Potato is very tasty. No Calf Liver for me though.

    • shana273 profile image

      shana273 

      5 years ago

      I always eat carrots for Vitamin A. Thanks for reminding us of the other options we have.

    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Good information on vitamin A most people really need to take a look at their diets.

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      TanoCalvenoa 

      5 years ago

      Good information. Carrots rule!

    • victoriahaneveer profile image

      victoriahaneveer 

      5 years ago

      I adore liver and greens. Interesting and inspiring ideas here!

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      orange3 lm 

      6 years ago

      The greens are really easy to grow yourself. I try to have some of them growing myself most of the year. It makes it easier to be sure I'm getting their benefits :)

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      anne mohanraj 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this very informative lens.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Always good to get sound information on nutrition. Excellent lens!

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      olmpal 

      6 years ago

      There are several food choices for us to get Vitamin A but sometimes we forget that and prefer multivitamins. Thank you for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I'm so glad I stopped by again to read this, because I see the Like didn't stick. I'll try that once again. :)

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      Joycevoice 

      6 years ago

      Wow...I had no idea that greens had so much vitamin A. Very informative lens!

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      MrWidemouth 

      6 years ago

      This is good information. You may be interested to know that there is a difference between Pro-Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) and Vitamin A (preformed). Even though the government has started to blur the lines between the 2 there are many people that cannot convert Pro Vitamin A into Vitamin A which means the only substance in your list the provides true Vitamin A (preformed) is the calf liver. You can get about 50,000 I.U. in 3 oz's. Vitamin A defends your cells against many diseases and also shrinks tumors. Go vitamin A!

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      Diva2Mom 

      6 years ago

      I love sweet potatoes! Yummy and a great carb source as well for maintaining or losing weight. I stay away from white bread and unhealthy carbs, but Sweet potatoes are my best carb source. I eat them almost everyday, and it helps me lose or keep my desired weight. Love this lens! Great job!

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      floppypoppygift1 

      6 years ago

      Informative & easy to read-great lens! Cheers~cb

    • LornsA178 profile image

      LornsA178 

      6 years ago

      I love carrots, I used to juice it every day. Now I just eat it raw, my favorite snacks!

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      Spiderlily321 

      6 years ago

      When I ate meat in the past, I use to enjoy liver. Now I mainly eat a very nutritious veggie, fruit and fish diet. Thanks for sharing.

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      AJ 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for the reminder! I can eat calf liver and quite enjoy it, but would prefer a delicious spinach and sweet potato salad with walnuts, feta cheese and semi-dried tomatoes.

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      InSearchOf LM 

      6 years ago

      I definitely don't eat almost everything on that list so I doubt I get enough Vitamin A. I could do the sweet potatoes, though. Good info.

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      Melissa Miotke 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Eating healthy is so important. Thanks for the tips!

    • KandDMarketing profile image

      KandDMarketing 

      6 years ago

      Good info, good lens!

    • Lisa MacDowell profile image

      Lisa MacDowell 

      6 years ago

      Great lens, I'm always looking for more healthy eating tips.

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      Camden1 

      6 years ago

      I eat carrots just about every day, so I think I probably get enough vitamin A.

    • priscillab profile image

      priscillab 

      6 years ago

      I was surprised to learn about the foods that contain this vitamin. Great lens!

    • FallenAngel 483 profile image

      FallenAngel 483 

      6 years ago

      Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored by the body so eating foods like this is a much better way to get your vitamins than taking pills. Great lens thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Vitamin A is very important for us to be healthy. :)

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      sheezie77 

      6 years ago

      Great info, thank you for sharing!

    • AgingIntoDisabi profile image

      AgingIntoDisabi 

      6 years ago

      It's always better go get vitamins from food rather than supplements if you can. Thanks for this.

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      WriterJanis2 

      6 years ago

      Good vitamin resource.

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      Sharyn Read 

      6 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      That's quite a list - thanks for sharing!

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      JJNW 

      6 years ago from USA

      I have seen you use that blender and I agree, it is AMAZING and worth the money. Keep up the good work and thanks for making us all a bit healthier.

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      SharpLee 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the information! Nice lens!

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