A balanced diet full of nutrients like vitamins, minerals is the key to a healthy & happy life. When it comes to health, vitamin A has great significance. Its deficiency can cause night blindness, weakened immunity-person becomes more prone to viral infections, deformities in fetus during pregnancy as it is directly associated with gene transcription, and decreased skin tone. As it is fat soluble vitamin and is absorbed with and accumulated in the fat reserves of body. Excess of vitamin A can induce nausea, loss of appetite, jaundice, and hair fall. The deficiency of Vitamin A is a greater problem in the developing countries as it is affecting the overall health of children. Foods rich in vitamin A are also very rich in other micronutrients and antioxidants naturally. Here are the 7 Super foods that are rich in Vitamin A, easily available, and can raise the overall nutrition value of your diet.
1. Dark Green Leafy VegetablesLeafy green vegetables like spinach, turnip greens, collard, and kale are among the richest source of vitamin A. they also contain nutrients like iron, manganese, magnesium, and chromium in abundance. they can be served raw, steamed, cooked or frozen, in any manner you may like; that brings them among top foods.
2. Carrots Carrot is a lovely vegetable that can also be served in various ways is a rich source of Vitamin-A, beta-carotenoids, and various antioxidants. It’s easy to push the children to have one as it Is sometimes very difficult to make them eat the good things.
3. Sweet Potato The favourite Indian evening snack is among the richest as well as cheapest source of Vitamin A; it possesses many of the antioxidants and beta carotenoids as well, that boosts the immunity, and overall heath.
4. Dried Apricots Dried apricot may not be the richest source but a great combo of antioxidants and micronutrient; which help them compete the other super foods. A handful of apricots can easily cover up your daily need of Vitamin A.
5. Bell Peppers Red and yellow bell pepper are a good source of vitamin A, antioxidants and other nutrients plus the vibrant colours are highly appealing and adds to the appetite also.
6. Liver and Fish Liver and fish like tuna, cod, along with abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, chromium and high protein content are among the richest sources of Vitamin A, that overall boost up eye-sight, immunity, skin tone and general health. A good choice to make for a healthy meal.
7. Herbs Herbs like mint, parsley, basil, coriander, and thyme are rich in micronutrient minerals, antioxidants, and vitamin A. They also add to the flavour and freshness of the meal and works wonders even in smaller amounts.