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Vitamin A

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Victoria Banh

on 15 February 2013

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By: Victoria Banh and Karen Chan Vitamin A What does Vitamin A do? Protects the body from cancer formation and other diseases What do we need to eat in order to get Vitamin A and Beta Carotene? Animal liver What is Vitamin A/ Beta Carotene? Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin Beta Carotene is a red and orange pigment that is found in plants and fruits Helps the formation of bones and teeth Maintains the health of the Cornea Helps immune function, hormone synthesis and regulation and vision Interacts with human DNA and affects the proteins that are in it Paprika Sweet potatoes Carrots Butternut Squash Dark leafy greens Dried herbs Lettuce Dried apricots Cantaloupe Pumpkins Spinach Whole milk Kale What does Beta Carotene do? Helps protect us from diseases and protects the body cells Beta Carotene is similar to Vitamin A but does some different functions What would happen if you have too much of Vitamin A or Beta Carotene? Can lead to dizziness, nausea and sickness in the stomach Can also lead to vomiting, skin dryness, blurred vision and drowsiness What happens if we have too little of Vitamin A or Beta Carotene? Can harden the cornea and make your eyes dry Can lead to respiratory infections, acne, boils, bumpy skin, weight loss, dryness in the head and scalp Can turn your skin orange Sources ods.od.nih.gov mayoclinic.com healthaliciousness.com fitday.com evitamins.com livestrong.com thenutritiondr.com wikipedia.org www.webmd.com/vitamin-supplements hege A child between 1-3 year old need 300 micrograms each day a 4-8 year old needs 400 micrograms 1-3 year old children need 300 micrograms per day 4-8 year old children need 400 micrograms per day 9-13 year old children need 600 micrograms per day Males 14 and older need 1000 micrograms per day Females 14 and older need 800 micrograms per day New born babies can weight less and have poor eye vision if their mothers lack Vitamin A Severe lack can cause xeropthalmia which leads to blindness Red peppers Cayenne Chili peppers Beta Carotene is not a mandatory nutrient but Vitamin A is You can get squamous meta-plasia Have night blindness Eggs Milk
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