Vitamin A

Function

Vision, growth, skin, immune system.

Food Sources

Carotenoids and Retinoids are precursors to Vitamin A. Precursors convert in the body into the active form of Vitamin A.

Carotenoids: fruits and vegetables of deep orange color (e.g., carrots, sweet potatoes) and green color (e.g., salad, spinach)

carrots

salad

carrots

green salad

Retinoids: animal products

liver

egg yolk

liver

egg yolk

Deficiencies

Night blindness is one of the major deficiencies of Vitamin A.


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