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What are the sources of vitamin A?

Eggs, milk, and fortified cereals are good sources of preformed vitamin A. For plant-based provitamin A, the following foods are your best bets. If you're not taking a multivitamin with A, try to include at least one serving of these foods in your daily mix:
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkin and squash
  • Red bell pepper
  • Spinach
  • Cantaloupe
  • Mango
  • Broccoli
Liver contains more vitamin A than many other foods, and vitamin A promotes normal vision. It also helps your eyes see normally in the dark, helping adjust to lower levels of light.

The recommended daily allowance of vitamin A is 3,000 International Units for men and 2,333 IU for women 14 and older. Besides liver, good sources of vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots and dark, leafy greens, as well as eggs, tomatoes and fortified milk.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.