Vitamin A

fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungskidneys, and other organs work properly.

There are two different types of vitamin A. The first type, preformed vitamin A, is found in meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. The second type, provitamin A, is found in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based products. The most common type of provitamin A in foods and dietary supplements is beta-carotene.

Best sources of Vitamin A

Cod liver oil

Eggs

Fortified breakfast cereals

Fortified skim milk

Orange and yellow vegetables and fruits

Other sources of beta-carotene such as broccoli, spinach, and most dark green, leafy vegetables