Top 10 Food Contianing Vitamin A

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Vitamin A is an essential nutrient in the body. I always suggest people to eat food containing Vitamin A since its deficiency can lead to a number of health problems such as blindness and increased viral infection. It is required for vision, gene transcription, immune function, and skin health. Most food containing vitamin A are non vegetarian food as Vitamin A is found only in foods of animal origin. However, some fruits and vegetables have cartenoids, which can be converted into vitamin A by your body. Research shows that Vitamin A deficiency is only considered a problem in developing countries where it is a leading cause of blindness in children. However, one should also keep in mind that over consumption of food containing vitamin A (although rare) might lead to jaundice, nausea, loss of appetite, irritability, vomiting, and even hair loss. So, now you want to know about food containing Vitamin A? Just read on. Below is a list of the Top 10 Food Contianing Vitamin A Food Contianing Vitamin A
Top 10 Food Contianing Vitamin A
1.Dried Apricots-- These tangy dried apricots are rich with vitamin A. To be precise dried apricots are rich in carotenes, which the body uses to make Vitamin A. So do not forget to eat them!
2.Liver-- Pork, lamb, chicken, turkey or beef livers are a good source of Vitamin A and are best when they are steamed or fried with onions and herbs.
3. Red Pepper, Cayenne, Chili Powder—Yes, all these are used in cooking spicy dishes. They are rich in Vitamin A too!
4. Sweet Potato—Sweet potatoes an excellent source of vitamin A. So it should be eaten regularly. Sweet potatoes baked in skin, without salt are packed with Vitamin A.
5. Carrots—Carrots are rich in β-carotene which is converted to Vitamin A by the human body after consumption. Carrot is excellent for the eyes. So it’s a must in your daily diet.
6. Dark Leafy Greens-- Dark Leafy Greens are actually considered a vessel for Vitamin A. For your body to stay healthy dark leafy greens are a must!
7. Butternut Squash—This fruit is my favorite and also a good source of Vitamin A. Butternut Squash have a delicious nutty and sweet flavor. Make it a habit to have Butternut Squash.
8. Dried Herbs—Did you know that dried herbs are a good source of Vitamin A? Yes, it is. So why don’t you add a dash of dried herbs to everything you prepare!
9. Turnip Greens—Turnip greens have high levels of Vitamin A. Boil them and enjoy the health benefit!
10. Cantaloupe—Cantaloupe is one of the best sources of Vitamin A.
Now that you know that Vitamin A are important for your body why don’t you try some tasty recipes that is sure to increase your vitamin-A intake. Check recipes on ifood.tv. and savor your very own homemade Vitamin A recipes.
Nutrition fact
I found out the current recommended daily allowance for Vitamin A is 5000 international units (IU).
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inam's picture
Excellent very informative
shahid's picture
Seems u hv become health conscious now.