Vitamin A and it Sources

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PostJamesbond on 4th March 2013, 1:14 pm

Vitamin A helps cell reproduction. It also stimulates immunity and is needed for formation of some hormones. Vitamin A helps vision and promotes bone growth, tooth development, and helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes. It has been shown to be an effective preventive against measles.
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Nutrient - Daily Amount Needed
• 10,000 IU/day (plant-derived) for adult males.
• 8,000 for adult females - 12,000 if lactating.
• 4,000 for children ages 1-3
• 5,000 for children ages 4-6
• 7,000 for children ages 7-10

Fruit Sources are
Most fruits contain vitamin A, but the following fruits have a significant amount:
Cantaloupes, Grapefruit, Guava, Mango, Papaya, Passionfruit, Tomatoes, Watermelon.

Vegetable Sources are:
Amaranth Leaves, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Kale, Leeks, Peas, Pumpkin, Rapini, Spinach, Squash – summer, Squash – winter, Sweet Potato, Swiss Chard.

Nut/Grain Sources are:
Chestnuts, Pecans, Pistachios

Meat/Protein Sources are:
Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Cows Milk, Whipping Cream, Eggs, Tuna, Goat Milk, Goat Cheese, Sour Cream

Legume Sources

Most legumes do not contain a significant amount of Vitamin A

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