Vitamin A - Sources and Benefits

By Seth Mielke | Last Updated on March 03, 2024 at 10:36AM ET

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What is Vitamin A? It is an essential nutrient, which means our bodies cannot make it, but must get it from outside sources. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble, essential vitamin for several normal bodily functions. Your body needs fat to absorb it. In the produce section, you can get it from a variety of sources. Look for the most vibrant colors! Where can you get your source of Vitamin A? Preformed Vitamin A (Animal Sources) (Retinol) Liver, liverwurst, eggs, tuna, cheese, butter, mackerel, cod liver oil, salmon. Provitamin A Carotenoids (Plant Sources) Carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, mangos, pink grapefruit, apricots, leafy greens, cantaloupe, red bell peppers, romaine lettuce, broccoli. Benefits Promotes Healthy Vision Supports Immune Function Promotes Healthy Skin and Mucous Membranes Essential for Growth and Development We will keep updating this spreadsheet as we add blogs to this series. Bookmark it and share it!


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