Sources of Vitamins When A is What You Need
by Bob Benson

One positive point of Vitamin A that is often overlooked is the maintenance of healthy
skin and hair. That means that a person who isn’t getting sufficient amounts of
Vitamin A is likely to have a more difficult time keeping hair and skin looking healthy,
vital and young.

So why is it that we hear so little about Vitamin A? Part of the reason may be that
most people get enough of this vitamin without any supplementation. Since there’s
little need to “push” extra Vitamin A in a normal, healthy daily food intake, there’s
little focus on Vitamin A and more on those vitamins that most people lack in their
daily diets.

Vitamin A is also called Retinol. One of the most common ways to determine whether
a particular food is rich in Vitamin A is the color. Orange-colored foods are typically
good sources of this vitamin. Cantaloupes, carrots and sweet potato are among the
more common sources. If you’re a woman and you eat a half-cup of sweet potato,
you’ll have consumed two times the daily requirement of Vitamin A. It’s important to
note that the requirements for men are slightly higher than the requirements for
women, but a half-cup of sweet potato also provides more than one and a half times
the daily requirement for men.

Some other good orange-colored sources of Vitamin A are red bell peppers, oranges
and papaya. Other sources are kale, milk, eggs, broccoli and tomatoes. Raw foods
are more viable sources of Vitamin A though some of this valuable vitamin is retained
through processing and cooking.

If you’re looking for ways to round out your daily intake of particular vitamins, you
should pay attention to the foods you’re eating that are sources of Vitamin A. As a
general rule, you can rest assured that it’s very simple for most people to include
sufficient natural sources of this vitamin. Cereals are often fortified with various
vitamins and this may be another good source of Vitamin A.


About The Author

Bob Benson is the founder of Vitamins online. You can check out our website at
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Of the vitamins necessary for a
healthy life, Vitamin A is one that’
s often overlooked. You seldom
hear anyone touting the positive
effects of Vitamin A, but it is one
of the most necessary vitamins
for proper growth and
development. In addition, Vitamin
A is also necessary for the
proper function of the
reproductive organs and the
immune system. Children who
are deprived of Vitamin A at an
early age may experience severe
health problems related to an
underdeveloped immune system.
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