In the last post we discussed about the health benefits of Vitamin A. And in this post I will be listing down the sources of Vitamin A.
Here are some of the best sources of Vitamin A —
- Sweet Potato (cooked)
- Mustard Greens (Sarso)
- Whole Milk
Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamin A —
Most people get enough vitamin A from their diets, but if you have a vitamin A deficiency, then your doctor may suggest vitamin A supplements. People with diseases, such as digestive disorders, or very poor diets, may need a supplement in order to get the recommended daily intake on vitamin A. When including the vitamin A that you get from both food and any supplements that you are taking, the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) for vitamin A is as follows:
- 1-3 years old: 300 mcg/day
- 4-8 years old: 400 mcg/day
- 9-13 years old: 600 mcg/day
- 14 years old and up: 700 mcg/day
- When pregnant: 750-770 mcg/day
- When breastfeeding: 1,200-1,300 mcg/day
- 14 years old and up: 900 mcg/day
This is our comprehensive list of Vitamin A rich foods. Hope it helps you come up with a healthy yet delicious diet!
I’m Dr. Malini Bhat MD (Ayu); an Ayurvedic Doctor and a health blogger. Follow me on social media to get daily health tips which you can easily adapt to a healthy lifestyle.