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5 Common Body Fitness Foods to Tackle Vitamin A Deficiency Health Problems

by Sachin Kulkarni | June 21, 2018 | Healthy Food

It’s not uncommon to see kids wearing spectacles nowadays. Kids as young as 1 or 2 years are prescribed for using glasses. The common vision-related symptoms related to Vitamin A deficiency include difficulty in identifying letters or objects lying at a normal distance and challenges with seeing in the darkness. Vitamin A deficiency also weakens the immune system and affects the health of a pregnant mother and her baby. Here is a list of 5 Vitamin A rich body fitness foods that can help you tackle Vitamin A deficiency health problems effectively.

1. Carrots

Carrots - Body Fitness Food
Vitamin A Rich Food

There is no excuse for not having carrots in your diet. It’s estimated that a cup of chopped carrots can compensate 334 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement. Interestingly, you can have carrots in your diet in ways you love – eat it raw, mix carrots with other raw fruits or veggies to have weight loss salad recipes, cook it as vegetables, or prepare juice or halwa.

2. Milk

Great fitness protein food - Milk
Milk for Good Health

It’s widely known to contain calcium but few only know that it’s a good source of Vitamin A, D, E and K. Make your kid accustomed to this wonderful food. If he or she doesn’t love to drink it plain, add his or her favourite flavour to it. Milk is a great fitness protein food too. Milk is a great source of other minerals including magnesium, and phosphate that are essential for strong and healthy bone and body development.

3. Microgreens

 Best Fitness Food - Microgreens
Microgreens Health Benefits

Shoots and leaves of 1 to 2 weeks young plants of broccoli, fenugreek, alfalfa, radish, sunflower, and beetroot are a good source of Vitamin A, B, C, E and K. Grow it on your own if you have got some space on your terrace or order it online. If you stay in Bangalore, we will be happy to serve fresh microgreens harvested same day to you.

4. Mustard Greens

 nutrition food for weight loss
Mustard Greens Help to Detox Your Body

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Commonly referred to as ‘sarsoo ka saag’ in Northern India, this is an ultimate source of Vitamin A, C, E and K, and many antioxidants along with a host of minerals such as manganese and calcium. Rich fiber content makes it the best nutrition food for weight loss. Consume them raw or cooked. It’s widely available. The prime time starts from October, that is, winter and ends with spring (March), you can have them without burning a hole in your pocket.

5. Dried Basil

Dried Basil for healthy skin
Dried Basil for Skin Health

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Basil, also known as Saint Joseph’s Wort, is a Vitamin A rich herb belonging to the mint family. 100-gram dried basil is enough to give you 15% of the daily needed amount of Vitamin A. Besides, it contains antioxidants and vital minerals that help you maintain a healthy skin. Basil is also blessed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities required for maintaining a healthy body.

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