Vitamin A

Vitamin A - for healthy skin and tissues

Vitamin A is an essential vitamin for the correct structure and functioning of our skin and tissues such as those in the eyes, lungs and digestive system. Because of this, it is vital for our vision, our growth and the normal functioning of cells and the immune system.

Sources include
  • Butter
  • Carrots
  • Cheese
  • Full-fat Milk
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Liver
  • Orange-coloured fruits
  • Reduced fat spreads

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of Vitamin A

Health benefits

Why is Vitamin A important?
- Iron metabolism
- Maintenance of normal skin and vision
- Normal function of the immune system

Wow! Vitamin A and Healthy Ageing
Vitamin A cannot be produced by our body. Therefore, as we age, an adequate intake of Vitamin A is important to support normal vision and to support normal functioning of the immune system.

References:
European Food Safety Authority
https://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritionscience/nutrients-food-and-ingredients/vitamins