Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is responsible for maintaining healthy skin, healthy vision, and neurological functions. This vitamin plays a role in maintaining clear skin, strong bones, cell differentiation, gene regulation and immune function. Vitamin A can be found in two primary forms: active vitamin A and beta-carotene. In order to have optimal absorption, vitamin A needs to be consumed with fat. Here are some foods that are high in vitamin A.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are a delicious super food. They can be an asset to your health because of their impressive nutritional profile. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A as well as potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Adding these into your diet can help with weight loss support, healthy skin, lowered risk of cancer and prostate health.

Carrots

Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A. All varieties of carrots contain valuable amounts of antioxidant nutrients. Studies show that carrots offer benefits with cardiovascular health, eye health, and cancer protection. This vegetable also makes for easy, inexpensive snacking options.

Dark Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens are good sources of many vitamins and nutrients. In addition to vitamin A, vegetables like spinach, kale and collard greens are also great sources of fiber, iron, and calcium. In order to efficiently absorb vitamin A, the body needs to also have some fat. This can be done by adding oil, butter or cheese when preparing and/or eating dark leafy greens.

Squash

Squash has been recently discovered to have outstanding amounts of antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular problems. Vitamin A can be increased when adding squash to the diet along with vitamin C and the five B-complex vitamins.

Liver

Chicken or mutton liver may not be on everyoneโ€™s favorite list but it is loaded with vitamin A. When eating in small quantities, it can be beneficial for health. Pate can make for a great snack or diced liver can be chopped into small cubes and added to stir-fry.

Parsley & Other Herbs

Sprinkling chopped parsley onto your dishes can have great health benefits. Besides boosting the flavor, it also scores some high amounts ofย vitamin A. Other herbs like basil, thyme, and coriander can give similar results.

Milk

A glass of milk a day can do wonders to your health. Not only is it the best source of calcium, but also comes loaded with vitamins. No wonder it is almost a custom in every Indian household for the children to have a glass every day. Varied flavors can make it a sweet treat.

Tomato

This is probably the most commonly used ingredient in dishes, and for good reason. Tomatoes are one of the best sources of antioxidants and vitamins. The Lycopene in tomatoes is reported to control the growth of cancer cells, especially prostate, stomach, and colorectal cancer. And it is known to have a mineral called chromium that works in keeping blood sugar levels in check.

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