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A - Z of Vitamins & Supplements

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Vitamin A, Carotenoid

Vitamin A -  also known as retinol, helps form and maintain healthy teeth, bones, soft tissue, mucus membranes and skin. Vitamin A helps the body's natural defence against illness and infection work properly and helps promotes good vision. Foods rich in Vitamin A: Beef Liver, Eggs, Butter, Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Sweet Potato and Carrots, Cheese, Oily fish, Milk and Yogurt. You can get Vitamin A by including good sources of Beta-carotene in your diet.

Beta-carotene is a red-orange pigment found in: Apricots, Asparagus, Broccoli, Grapefruit, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Kale, Ketchup, Dandelion leaves, Chilli Powder, Oregano, paprika, Parsley, Carrots, Onions, Chives, Peas, Pumpkin, Plums, Peppers and Chinese Cabbage.

Carotenoids are plant pigments responsible for the bright red, yellow and orange hues in many fruits and vegetables and which play an important role in plant health. Fruit and vegetables in which carotenoids are found include: carrots, sweet potatoes, Yams, papaya, bell peppers, oranges, mangos, watermelon, spinach, kale and tomatoes.

Health Advice: If you are pregnant or considering having a baby you should seek advice about your Vitamin A intake with your doctor.


Vitamin A and Carotenoid - Vitamins for Glaucoma:  Vitamin A and carotenoid are needed to keep healthy eyes and to improve night vision. Take 100 milligrams twice a day.

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