There is so much to know about vitamins and minerals, it’s hard to keep up with it all! So today I wanted to take a closer look at Vitamin A.
Vitamin A is one of four fat-soluble vitamins we humans need (the others and D, E and K). Fat-soluble means they dissolve in fats rather than water.
You might know Vitamin A by another name: Retinol.
What does Vitamin A do?
Vitamin A is needed for our eyesight, our immune system and our skin.
What foods have Vitamin A?
- liver or liver pate
- whole milk
- egg yolk
- oily fish
- leafy green vegetables
- orange and yellow vegetables
- fruits such as mango
- some vegetable oils
Do I need to take a Vitamin A supplement?
Most people get enough Vitamin A from their diet, but if you have concerns regarding your eyesight or your ability to fight infections, you can have your levels checked by your healthcare professional.
Can I have too much Vitamin A?
Yes, you can! Too much Vitamin A can have serious negative effects on your eyesight, or cause birth defects.
The best thing you can do to ensure you’re getting enough Vitamin A is to eat a varied diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
For more information, check out this source fact sheet.
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