Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin naturally present in many foods. It is important for maintaining a healthy vision, ensuring the normal function of the immune system and organs and aiding the proper growth and development of babies in the womb. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.
Eating adequate amounts of vitamin A prevents the development of night blindness and may help slow the age-related decline of your eyesight. It also helps protect your bones and reduce your risk of fractures.
Vitamin A is found naturally in many foods and is added to some foods, such as milk and cereal.
You can get recommended amounts of vitamin A by eating a variety of foods, including beef liver and other organ meats, some types of fish, such as salmon, green leafy vegetables and other green, orange, and yellow vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, and squash.
Fruits, including cantaloupe, apricots, and mangos are also a good source of vitamin A.
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