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HERES ALL ABOUT VITAMIN A AND ITS
HEALTH BENEFITS
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  • For many of us, having a healthy diet is ensuring
    that do not indulge too much into takeout or junk
    food. However, we may be jeopardizing our diets
    by not consuming nutrient rich foods which is
    needed in our bodies. One nutrient that is
    crucial is Vitamin A, a fat-soluble compound.
  • Experts recommend that men have 900 mcg of
    Vitamin A, while women have 700 mcg and children
    and adolescents have 300-600mcg of Vitamin A per
    day.

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  • There are two types of Vitamin A compounds-
  • Preformed Vitamin A or the active form of
    vitamins are found in animal products like
    chicken, fish, meat and dairy.
  • Provitamin A  or the inactive form of the vitamin
    is found in plants.

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Protects The Eyes Against Night Blindness And Age
Decline
Let us now see the various health benefits of
Vitamin A
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  • Vitamin A is needed to convert the light that
    comes in the eye into an electric signal for the
    brain. If you do not have enough Vitamin A in
    your diet, this can cause you to have night
    blindness or nyctalopia. This means that the
    person can see well during the day, but at night
    she will face difficulty in picking up lower
    light levels.
  • In the end, if you have the right amount of
    Vitamin A, you are prevented from having night
    blindness and the decline in your eyes health is
    arrested.

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It Lowers The Risk Of Some Types Of Cancers
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  • Vitamin A helps in the growth and development of
    the cells of the body. Many studies have shown
    that Vitamin A has helped to reduce the risk of
    developing deadly cancers like Hodgkins Lymphoma
    and the cancers of the cervix, bladder and lung.
    It is seen that having Vitamin A from plant
    sources helps to reduce the risk of cancer, but
    the same cannot be said for animal sources.

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It Boosts The Immune System
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  • Vitamin A helps to maintain the bodys immune
    system. It helps to maintain the production and
    function of white blood cells which clear the
    bacteria and pathogens from the system. In many
    developing countries, correcting Vitamin A
    deficiencies has ensured that children do not
    contract deadly diseases like measles and
    malaria.

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Boosts Bone Health
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  • For maintaining healthy bones, you need to have
    good amounts of nutrients like Protein, calcium,
    Vitamin D and Vitamin A. If there is a deficiency
    of Vitamin A in your blood, you are at greater
    level of getting bone fractures.

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Helps In Healthy Growth And Reproduction
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  • Vitamin A helps to ensure that both men and
    womens reproductive system is healthy. For women
    who are pregnant, Vitamin A helps to ensure that
    the organs and bones of the unborn child develop
    well. These include organs like the eyes, liver
    and pancreas as well as the unborn babys
    skeleton and other parts of the body.

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Vitamin A Reduces The Risk Of Acne
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  • Acne is a condition where the sebaceous glands of
    the skin collects dead skin and oils. These acne
    spots are generally harmless, but they can make
    the person have low self esteem, depression and
    other disorders. There are various medications of
    Vitamin A that help to reduce the risk of acne,
    especially in severe cases.

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  • With Vitamin A being so crucial to our health, it
    is no doubt that we need to have vitamin tablets
    for glowing skin without acne for some time
    now. Natural skin care products enhanced with
    Vitamin A are also extremely popular amongst
    people who want to ensure smooth and glowing
    skin.

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