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Vitamin A

Vitamin A:(Retinol)
Vitamin A is an essential vitamin required for vision, gene transcription, boosting immune function, and great skin health. A deficiency in vitamin A can lead to blindness and increased viral infection, however deficiency is only considered a problem in developing countries where it is a leading cause of blindness in children. Over consumption of vitamin A can lead to jaundice, nausea, loss of appetite, irritability, vomiting, and even hair loss. The current percent daily value for Vitamin A is 5000 international units (IU). Below is a list of foods high in Vitamin A.

Vitamin A Rich FoodsPortionVitamin A (IU)%DVBeef Liver (cooked)3 ounces27,185545Carot juice (canned)½ cup22,567450Carrots (boiled)½ cup13,418270Chicken Liver (cooked)3 ounces12,325245Frozen Spinach (boiled),½ cup11,458230Frozen Kale (boiled)½ cup9,558190Raw Carrots1 carrot (7½ inches)8,666