Vitamin A

Vitamin A has two forms provitamin A and preformed vitamin A.  Provitamin A can be found in plant foods in the form of carotenoids.  Preformed vitamin A can be found in animal food and is already formed because it has been converted by the animal from its initial form.

Some of the functions of vitamin A are: antioxidant for the immune system, good for the skin and tissue repair, growth of teeth and bones, helps with night vision and protein synthesis.

Foods rich in Vitamin A include: yellow and orange colored fruits and vegetables, dark leafy green vegetables, egg yolks, milk products, and liver.