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What is Vitamin A?

Vitamin A is a water-insoluble vitamin, the body needs fat to absorb it, as well as a certain amount of protein and minerals. We need this vitamin because:

1. promotes good vision, protects against visual impairments;
2. increases resistance to respiratory infections;
3. protects and preserves healthy outer layers of skin;
4. strengthens bones;
5. Helps maintain healthy hair, teeth, and gums.

High levels of vitamin A are found in yellow and orange vegetables and fruits, as well as in many berries and herbs. For example carrots, apricots, squash, spinach, and parsley. Vitamin A is also found in products of animal origin: liver, fish oil, butter, egg yolks, whole milk, and cream.