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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for healthy skin and mucous membranes and acts the role of vision.
- Allows for night vision.
- Maintains in good skin and mucous membranes.
- Spoke on the development of bones and teeth.
- Turn up your immune system, prevent infections, especially respiratory.
- It is necessary for the proper development of the nervous system.
- Participates in the synthesis of sex hormones.
- One form, beta-carotene is an antioxidant useful in preventing certain diseases like cancer.
In the case of baby:
- The need for proper brain development.
- It contributes to the nerve tissue and bone mass.
- Participate in the growth and evolution of cells and immune function.
- Its deficit may cause birth defects and increased infant mortality.
2. Where to find it?
Peaches. They contain a high content of vitamin A.
Is found as retinol in foods of animal origin and form of beta carotene in foods of plant origin. Foods that contain it are oily fish, liver, egg yolk, butter, cheese, whole milk or rich, apricot, cantaloupe, carrot, mango, peach, spinach, Brussels sprouts or tomatoes and other foods.
3. Nutritional Needs
The recommended intake per day should be 1 mg / day.
4. What if needed?
Deficiency causes night blindness, dry, flaky skin, dry mucous membranes and dryness of the cornea (xerophthalmia).