Natural sources of vitamin A

What is vitamin A?

Vitamin A is a nutrient of global importance. Vitamin A is also a fat soluble vitamin like vitamin D as described in the previous post.

Why vitamin A is important?

This vitamin is important for normal vision, it’s deficiency may cause night blindness.It helps to maintain glowing skin and used as a drug to prevent cancer.Also essential for proper functioning of immune system.

Natural sources of vitamin A

Natural sources of vitamin A

Vitamin A exist in natural products in many different forms. It exists as preformed retinoids as stored in animal tissues. And as pro-vitamin A carotenoids,which are synthesized as pigments by many plants and are found in green, yellow and orange plant tissues.

  • milk
  • meat
  • eggs
  • sweet potatoes baked
  • spinach
  • pumpkin instant cereals
  • kale
  • maize
  • capsicum
  • legumes and seeds
  • peas
  • yellow fruits
  • green pepper
  • red palm oil
  • soybeans
  • beans
  • lentils



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