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Vitamins: Good Vitamin A Foods

Watch more Vitamins and Vitamin Supplements videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/702-Vitamins-and-Vitamin-Supplements Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn some good Vitamin A foods in this vitamin supplements video from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Hi, I'm Molly Lee, and I'm founder and director of energizingnutrition.com, a holistic health and nutrition practice based in New York City. Some great vitamin A foods include liver, cantaloupe, carrots, kale, broccoli, spinach, and sweet potato, some of my favorite foods. Why vitamin A is such a great vitamin is because it's a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are a group of compounds which help protect the body from the formation of free radicals. Free radicals cause tissue damage, premature aging, and tissue damage. So what antioxidants do, is they protect you from having too many free radicals in the body. A great way to visualize this is say you have an apple, if you cut the apple in half, if you just leave it there, it's going to start browning, that's the oxidation process. If you dip the apple in carrot juice, which contains vitamin A, it will stay white, and that's how antioxidants work in your body. For women, vitamin A is great because it helps alleviate the symptoms of PMS, helps prevent breast cancer, and also helps relieve yeast infections. Some signs of vitamin A deficiency include night blindness, (meaning its difficult for you to see at night), dry hair, brittle nails, dry skin, and a decreased immune system.
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