Vitamin A Hooray !
Vitamin A, also known as retinol truly belongs in the number one category of health care. It is therefore important, because it offers various benefits for our well-being, regardless of all ages. Again, nature provides us with this special substance to keep us fit and healthy. We can find it in foods like carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, (which I love :-), spinach, pumkin, broccoli leafes, peas and more.
Lovers of meat will be happy with chicken meat, pork, liver and also cod liver oil ( which is my nightmare :((
To fill up your fruit basket when you go to the market place, your best pick would be fruits like, apricots, mango, papaya, grapefruits and watermelone. Just the thought, it's sooo mouth-watering :-)
So with a big smile on my face , thinking of a huge bite into a juicy melon, I continue writing about the benefits of vitamin A for you !
Speaking of anti aging, this anti oxidative vitamin stimulates and regenerates the renewal of skin cells and prevents premature wrinkling. People with acne proplems often see good results using products containing this substance. In my daily task as a cosmetican I've made good experiences with that too. It is also very important for the structure and functionality of our skin and mucous membranes. But there are even more benefits.
This substance supports the bone development and dental health, which makes you run the marathon and crack the hardest nuts no matter how old you are, and it prevents heart diseases and strokes.
Vitamin A ( Retinol ) improves our eye sight and a deficiency can involve in impaired vision-the so called night blindness. This could be me, thinking about my late highway drive last night ! So if you're thinking about a delicious carrot pie for meal today, make sure you add some butter or oil, in order for your body to absorbe this vitamin. Unfortunately Children living in third world countries have a high risk of getting blind because they do not consume enough foods containing this substance.
It also strengthens the immune system and fights bacteria that might affect our health.This is especially important for children to reduce the risk of getting measles or intestinal infections like diarrhea. In cases of eczema and psoriasis vitamin A retinol can bring visible results as it helps to normalise the cell growth resulting in less scaling and itching. Having a strong immune system also reduces the risk of cancer because this substance has a positive impact on cancerous cells as well.
Pregnant women however should pay attention that they don't consume too much vitamin A. The reason for that is because it can be a risk for the unborn baby. Too much of it can lead to growth disorders, serious damages to the eyes, skin alterations and liver damage.
The best way to prevent this from happening is to eat healthy. A daily nutrition with a variety of vegetables and fruits, fish and not too much meat is a good basis to keep the body in balance.
And it also has a great side effect... It keeps you on your ideal weight and the baby feels great :-)
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