Vitamins and Nutrients - Vitamin A

Updated: Sep 20, 2021

We hear a lot about our vitamins and needing them daily. However, do we understand how much we need, what foods have them and why we need these nutrients? I say some of us do and some of us don't. And for those who don't? This next series of posts is for those who are learning how to eat healthy . I want to break down each vitamin and nutrient in it's own post, talk about how it benefits our body, how much we need every day and the most common foods that provide that nutrient for you. As we start to make healthy food choices and undputs us at risk of not getting all our nutrients, so it is important for us to recognize if we might be low. And as always if you suspect you are please speak with your doctor. Better safe than sorry! So, I like to get right into it. Lets start with ...... Vitamin A Signs of Deficiency: Stunted growth, night blindness, fertility issues, certain eye disorders, Daily Requirement: The daily requirements do vary per gender. Men are to get 900 mcg and women 700 mcg of Vitamin A daily. Job: This vitamin is an antioxidant, it helps keep our vision strong and protects our skin (which is our largest organ) Common food sources (healthy food to eat) Apricots, Asparagus, Berries, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cheese, Eggs, Grapes, Green beans, Milk, fish oil, Kale, Lettuce, Mango, Pecans, Pepper, Pineapple, Tomato, Watermelon Hope this helps understand the importance of Vitamin A, Until next time,



Robyn

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