Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient that plays a crucial role in several bodily functions.
There are two different forms of vitamin A - preformed - retinol and retinyl esters mainly found in animal and dairy products and provitamin A- carotenoids rich in plant foods like yellow, orange and green colour fruits and vegetables.
The body converts both forms of vitamin A into retinal and retinoic acid and the active vitamin A gets stored in the liver and tissue for later use.
Vitamin A is vital for promoting cell growth, boosting immunity, growth, fetal development and good vision.
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adult men and women retinal is 600 mcg and beta-carotene is 4800 mcg. Eat these following to get your daily dose of vitamin A.