Vitamin A (also: retinol, beta-carotene): For good eyesight
Description and function
The fat-soluble vitamin A is particularly important for the eyesight, skin and the immune system. It regulates the light-dark vision, is important for the formation and maintenance of skin cells and mucous membranes and the immune system. The precursor of this vitamin, beta-carotene, is an antioxidant in the body.
The recommended daily requirement for women is 0.8 mg, for men 1 mg.
Foods high in vitamin A / retinol
Vitamin A is found particularly rich in liver, egg yolk, fish, milk and dairy products. Beta-carotene is contained primarily in carrots, red peppers and spinach. P>
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