Vitamin A


vitamin aNCBI says, ‘The studies discussed here indicate the continued importance of vitamin A as a nutrient for the brain not only during embryonic development but also during adulthood.’  Vitamin A, also an  antioxidant, helps protect the brain cells from harmful free radicals and keeps the blood flowing to the brain to the best of its ability.  Additionally, vitamin A is essential to and learning and it promotes healthy brain cells and tissues as well.

 

 

vitamin a for the brainVitamin A comes in several forms. Retinol,  known as preformed vitamin A, is found in animal Foods. Another form of vitamin A is a group called carotenoids, which includes beta-carotene. better carotene is the carotenoid most readily converted by the body into Vitamin A.  Bottom line is this, beta-carotene  is an antioxidant and your body converts it into Vitamin A.  With that said,  you can get vitamin A from eating a balanced diet or from the the listed foods listed below.

 

Foods rich in vitamin A (retinol) include:

Beef liver

Fish Oil

Milk

 

Foods rich in vitamin A (beta carotene) include: 

Sweet potatoes

Carrots

Kale

Spinach

Apricots

Cantaloupe

Broccoli

Winter squash

Spinach

Yams

Tomatoes

Cantaloupe

Peaches

Grains

 

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