Vitamin A

In a series of short posts we will be looking at crucial vitamins for our body – today we’re looking at Vitamin A.

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Mango

You might know Vitamin A as retinol, and is helpful for your body’s natural defence against illness as well as keeping our skin healthy. It’s also important in aiding us see in low light.

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Eggs

 

Men need around 0.7mg a day and women around 0.6mg, mango and apricots as well as eggs and cheese are good sources for vitamin A to include in your diet.

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Apricots

It may be possible to have too much vitamin A with studies suggesting that sustained high doses might lead to increase risk of osteoporosis – where bones break more easily.

 

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If you’re pregnant, larger amounts of vitamin A can also harm your unborn baby so it’s best to avoid foods that contain liver as these are particularly high in vitamin A.