Vitamin A

vitamin a

Vitamin A is a family of fat-soluble vitamins with powerful health benefits.

Where is Vitamin A Found?

It is found in fish oil, liver (pork, lamb, chicken, turkey or beef), butter, and eggs.

Many plant foods contain orange pigments called provitamin A carotenoids that the liver can convert to retinol. Beta-carotene is a provitamin A carotenoid found in many orange or yellow vegetables or fruits including carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, cantaloupe, red bell pepper, apricot, peaches, papaya, asparagus. Lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin are also carotenoids commonly found in food, but your body cannot convert them to vitamin A.

What Does Vitamin A Do In The Body?

Vitamin A helps immune function, is necessary for the production of bone, protein, and growth hormone, helps maintain the health of the skin and intestinal lining, has potent antioxidant activity.

Vitamin A - Found in:

Fish Oil, Eggs, Butter,
National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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