Vitamin A

Vitamin A Benefits:

  • Helps Bone Growth
  • Maintains Healthy Vision
  • Helps Immune System
  • Required for Reproduction

Vitamin A we consume goes to the ‘Liver’ and deposits there, until we need it. It works as an antioxidant and also fights cell damage.

Vitamin A Enriched Food:

  • Beef Liver
  • Lamb Liver
  • Liver Sausage
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Salmon

Pro-Vitamin A Enriched Food:

  • Sweet Potato
  • Winter Squash (Commonly known as kaddu)
  • Kale (commonly known as leaf cabbage)
  • Carrot
  • Sweet Red Pepper
  • Mango
  • Cantaloupe (type of melon which is orange from inside and not green)
  • Pink or Red GrapeFruit
  • Lastly, Watermelon & Papaya also have some Provitamin A

Provitamin A means ‘β-carotene’, which has only about 1/6 the biological activity of vitamin A

EXCESSIVE VITAMIN A:
Excess Vitamin A (specially retinol or retinoic acid) can be toxic. They can build up in the body leading to hair loss, confusion, liver damage and bone loss. Severe case can also end in liver damage, hemorrhage, coma and death

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