Vitamins and Nutrients - Vitamin A

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 you. 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. So, I like to get right into it. Lets start with ...... Vitamin A 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: 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,



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