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Everyone needs Vitamin A. It helps:
Vitamin A is found in two forms; retinol and carotenoids. One popular carotenoid that you may have heard of is beta-carotene which helps protect cells from damage and can help protect us from long-term diseases and early aging.
Vitamin A is stored in the body. Too much vitamin A can be harmful. This is usually caused by misuse of supplements. Get your vitamin A from foods. Including good sources of Vitamin A at least every other day will insure an adequate intake.
Liver is a high source of vitamin A. However, it is not recommended for pregnant women because it is such a high source of the type of vitamin A that can cause birth defects. Other food sources of Vitamin A do not cause birth defects.
The best sources are cod liver oil, eggs, fortified breakfast cereals, fortified skim milk, orange and yellow vegetables and fruits, and other sources of beta-carotene such as broccoli, spinach, and most dark green, leafy vegetables.
The deeper the color of a fruit or vegetable, the higher the amount of beta-carotene.
This post was last updated on December 18th, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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