If you're looking for foods high in vitamin A you won't have a hard time. This article will identify the most common sources for you....
by M. Daniels, who has been professionally writing and editing technical non-fiction articles and publications for over 3 decades.
Before we list the sources of this vitamin, you might want to review all the things it can do for you.
To start with, you'll likely recall that this vitamin is good for your eyes. It is used in the treatment of many eye diseases, helps improve weak eyes and is used both to prevent and treat night blindness.
Other benefits of vitamin A, in no particular order, are:
In alphabetical order, foods high in vitamin A include:
In fact, if your weekly diet is abundant in these listed foods which are high in vitamin A, you are likely getting a sufficient supply of this important vitamin.
In addition several herbs can supply this vitamin, too. Amoung those which contain it are alfalfa, burdock, capsicum, comfrey, dandelion root, echinacea, eyebright, garlic, hawthorn, mullein, parsley, sarsparilla, stinging nettle and, watercress.
Vitamin A is perhaps one of the few vitamins which can have toxic effects. The symptoms of too much vitamin A are hair loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, scaly skin, blurred vision, rashes, bone pain, irregular menses, fatigue, headaches, and increased liver size. Naturally, just one of these symptoms on an ocassional basis is no reason for alarm, but if they are experienced in combination on a repetative basis it would be wise to consult a doctor.
There are two basic forms of vitamin A supplements, one being extracted from fish liver oil, the other is a water-soluble dry form. This latter form is recommended for people who have difficulty ingesting oils -- especially those who suffer from acne.
This is a fat soluble vitamin and needs both fat and minerals to be digested. It may be stored in your body and, as such, is not required to be replaced any day.
There are two forms of vitamin A, one called retinol which is only present in foods from animals, and the form called carotene which can be found both in animals and plants.
The minimum daily requirement (MDA) of vitamin A is 25,000 IU and the maximum safe amound is 100,000 IU.
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