Vitamin A is considered to be the most crucial vitamin that is necessary for the human body. There are various forms or types of vitamin A. They are retinol and bet-carotene. Retinol is essential for a good eye health which is available in food apart from plants and vegetables.
Where as, beta-carotene in present in vegetables especially carrot and spinach. Thus, the best way to beat vitamin A deficiency is to eat lots of vegetables.
Sweet potato is a tuberous root vegetable that is considered to be rich in vitamin A. It tastes sweet and also has high starch content which compensates for carbohydrates. This vegetable can be taken in cooked form or in combination with other vegetables in daily diet. Apart from vitamin A, it is also rich in fiber, potassium and vitamin C.
It is one of the most commonly used spice ingredient in many dishes. Even though it is intolerable in high amounts, it has many health benefits. Cayenne is the spice that has highest amounts of vitamin A and anti-oxidants. A regular pinch of this in daily diet, gives a proper intake of the vitamin and keeps deficieny problems at bay.
Carrots are daily and most preferable vegetable for many. It is also rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A which helps in acting on the problems that are related to eyes. Carrots grow under ground leading to its high water content. More than eating a cooked carrot, it is frequently called to be effective when it is taken directly.
Spinach and any other green leafy vegetables are considered to be rich in vitamin A. A regular intake of green leafy vegetables provides great contents of vitamin A. These have to be cooked and taken in combination with other pulses to increase the nutrient content. But one should keep in mind that people suffering from kidney related problems have to be cautious due to over intake of spinach.
The favorite food for many in the summer is water melon. It can be taken in the form of juice or it can be cut into pieces and taken on a regular basis. Watermelon is also rich in vitamin C and potassium. There are variety forms of watermelon that almost have same properties as the original form. It has a fleshy center that has more than 65 percent of water.
It is a herb that has a great fragnance. The part of the plant that is used for treatment or used as a ingredient are the leaves. It is used to treat respiratory problems like cold, bronchitis and congestion. It has more than fifty percent of vitamin A and excellent source of vitamin C. However, one should be cautious while taking this and consider a doctor.
This food item has to be taken in cooked form or else a dries form. It is not suggested to take in a raw form. Asparagus also has very low cholestrol which makes it the most preferable for one who suffers from obesity. Like carrots, it is also rich in beta carotene that implies it has vitamin A content. Thus, it can be used as a supplement for treatment of problems related to eyes.
These are not widely available and also not prefered by many. Although this is the case, it has many nutritional benefits. It is rich in many vitamins and in fibre. The vitamin A content is much low when compared to vitamin C, the main reason it is considered for. The anti-oxidant rich food item helps in removing the free radicals that keeps aging at bay.
Lettuce is a traditional leafy vegetable that is commonly for various purposes and also has many healthy benefits. It has large amounts of cellulose and fibre that when taken in normal quantities equals a lunch. Lettuce is also vitamin A rich, thus it is considered for treating skin related problems.
Cantaloupe is a variety of watermelon that is the best appetizer in place of many other foods. This fruit has ingredient called as adenosine which helps in relieving ailments of heart. The vitamin A in cantaloupe helps in reducing the eyesight problems as well as helps in treating cataracts.
Cumin seeds are rich in anti-oxidants that are responsible in eliminating the free radicals in the body and keeping up the balanced metabolic rate. Apart from this, it also has carotenes which are form of flavanoids that are rich in vitamin A. It can be included as a part of regular diet.
These are not only healthy supplement of good diet but also very tasty which is most preferable in many dishes. It also has very less amount of calories which is the reason why it can be added as part of any dish. Apart from vitamin A, it is also rich in vitamin C.
Apricots are full of nutrients that can be included in ones daily diet. It can be taken as a breakfast because a cup of apricots has high percentage of vitamin A. It gives a great amount of energy and also increases metabolism.
Papaya is a fruit that is rich in not only vitamin A but also many other vitamins. It has more than twenty percent of vitamin A and it can be taken in the raw form. Not only like this, it can also be taken in the form of milk shake.
Broccoli is also a vegetable that is mostly used as part of a salad. It can be half boiled and taken directly. It is used escpecially to treat diseases related to eyes and vitamin A deficiency.
Mustard greens are rich in vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C. But more than anything else, it is considered for its vitamin A content. They can be finely chopped and added to any dish as an ingredient.
Tomato is considered as fruit and also vegetable, which can be taken in more amounts because of its high water content and low calories. It is rich in vitamin A which can be taken in combination with other vegetables too.
Grape fruit has a bitter and sour taste which has many nutritional benefits. It is rich source of vitamin C that has antiseptic properties which is used to treat many health conditions. It also has a small content of vitamin A. As it is a seasonal fruit, it should be taken whenever available.
Basil is the traditional plant that is considered to have many medicinal purposes. It is recommended that it be taken on empty stomach on a regular basis to keep diseases at bay. It has many nutritional contents and also rich in vitamin A. Basil leaves can also be used as a garnish over any kind of dish.
Butter is the most commonly used ingredient on a regular front. Butter in its natural form that is without salt is the best source of vitamins, especially vitamin A. However, one should keep control over the amount of butter included in ones daily diet.
Egg is said to be the best breakfast as it is wholesome food which has many nutritional contents. It is rich in vitamin A, which can be taken as boiled or else the egg yolk. The vitamin A in it helps in bringing proper balance in the body eliminating the deficiency of it.
Rosemary is a herb that is commonly available and has many advantages. Generally, the extract of rosemary, that is the oil is used to treat many kinds of diseases. This extract can be used as a part of daily diet by adding it as a supplement to the dishes.
Butternut squash is not commonly used but it is the best source of beta carotene. Like carrots, they are very beenficial in providing the right amounts of vitamin A. Thus, it is used to get relief from problems related to eyes.
Whole milk is rich in nutrients when compared to the other refined forms of milk that is available. It can be taken on a regular basis twice a day in order to provide a proper amounts of vitamin A.
Parsley is used as a part of salads and breakfast that is because it is rich in vitamin A and many other nutrients. It is considered as the best multi vitamin supplement.
Prunes are form of plums that often available in the dried form. These are also considered as dried fruits as other and can be taken once in a day to get a proper amounts of vitamin A.
Apart from these, the other food items that are used to treat diseases related to vitamin A deficiency and also to provide proper amounts of this vitamin are pepper mint, peaches, dandelion, oats and many others.