What are good sources of vitamin A?

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Standardized vitamin-A fortified foods such as milk and butter spreads can be a good vehicle for providing the necessary amounts of vitamin A to people who might lack it in their diet, but great care must be exercised to avoid excessive vitamin A in children. The safest way of getting vitamin A is in the form of provitamin A carotenoids found in bright orange and yellow vegetables, tomatoes and green leafy vegetables. In contrast, eating cereals or snack bars with high levels of preformed vitamin A such as retinyl palmitate or retinyl acetate can easily lead to excessive exposures in young children and pregnant women.

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