Vitamin A – Part 2

Vitamin A-2In the last post we tried to understand the role of Vitamin A in our body, how much of Vitamin A our body needs and what are the deficiencies we get by not providing our body with the vitamin. Today we will find out the food sources that is enriched with Vitamin A and whether the food sources are entirely enough to fulfill the needs.

Food Sources for Vitamin A:

Vitamin A – Animal sources

Vitamin A – Plant sources

To get the maximum amount of vitamin A from the fruits and vegetables, follow this simple steps:

Did you know:

Carotenoids Decrease Risk of Macular Degeneration

One of the most concerning age-related disease is referred to as age-related macular degeneration. It is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. This leads to the degeneration of an area in our eye called the macula, which is responsible for our central vision. When they look at someone, they are not able to see their face, but are able to see the area around their face.

Researchers have identified that the cause of this disease is oxidative stress. Several studies have been done that show that supplementation with a host of antioxidants including two carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin significantly decreases your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

Source: Dr Ray Strand

Resources:

  1. Vitamin A – Wikipedia
  2. Vitamin A – Fact sheet
  3. Products: what is Supreme Antioxidant and how to acquire them
  4. Books on Vitamin and Mineral

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