Benefits of Vitamin A


Vitamins are essential for the health growth and development of our bodies but very few of us are aware of the exact benefits of vitamins. Every nutrient, mineral and vitamin has its own set of benefits and even drawbacks which usually occurs due to their overdose. One such important vitamin for our eyes and skin is Vitamin A. Given below are some benefits of this essential vitamin and the reason why you should include it in your diet.

You must have seen various cosmetics and especially creams for beautiful skin having vitamin A as their important constituent. This is because Vitamin A has various health benefits for the skin. It helps the skin to retain its moisture thereby preventing it from dryness related troubles. Moreover, it frees your body from toxic elements and thus along with providing you with a clear skin also helps in keeping your body disease-free. If you want to look young by retaining your youthful radiance in your later years, then increase your intake of vitamin A as it helps in slowing down the aging process thus reducing fine lines and age spots from your face. Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is primarily known for keeping your eyes and vision healthy. It keeps your eyes moist and helps improve night vision. Moreover, it helps your eyes adjust to light changes when you come in from outside. It has been found that vitamin A is good for the overall health of your body as it boosts the power of white blood cells and also ensures the health of your skeletal and reproductive system. Not to forget, it strengthens your immune system thus providing you with protection from infections and diseases. Last but not the least, Vitamin A is an antioxidant and thus helps protect our cells against cancer.

Looking at the various benefits of Vitamin A, one should increase its intake through diet by consuming a vitamin A rich diet which includes food items like apricots, broccoli, carrot, cod liver oil and others.

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