Vitamin A

Vitamin A. Let’s start with good ole Vitamin A.

Why?

  • Helps form healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucus membranes, skin
  • Produces pigments in the retina of the eye and promotes good vision. Eat your carrots!
  • There’s retinol, which is found in animal liver, whole milk, and fortified foods.
  • And then there’s beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant.

Sources:

Nobody should ever have a problem getting enough Vitamin A. It’s in everything! Sources include:

  • Eggs, meat, milk, cheese, cream, liver, kidney, cod (high in saturated fat and cholesterol…so i don’t recommend relying on animal products simply for Vitamin A as it can be found in plenty of plants as well)
  • Sources of beta-carotene are carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, winter squash, grapefruit, cantaloupe, broccoli, spinach, most dark green veggies.



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