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Rather than packing your system with artificially made vitamins, the best way to nourish your body is to absorb vitamins through food.

Vitamin A is an essential vitamin required for vision, gene transcription, boosting your immune system, and skin clarity.

As a general rule, foods that are red or orange in colour or dark green are packed full of this useful vitamin.

Paprika, Red Pepper, Cayenne, Chilli Powder
Cayenne powder proves to contain the highest amount of Vitamin A with just one tablespoon providing well over the recommended daily dose. A teaspoon of any red powder provides you with almost the recommended daily dietary intake.

Sweet Potatoes/Kumara

Orange in colour, sweet potatoes are packed full of Vitamin A.

Cantaloupe and other yellow/orange melons are a great source of vitamin A.

Carrots are excellent cooked or as a snack. One medium sized one will give you over twice the essential daily amount of Vitamin A

Dark Leafy Greens
All green leafy vegetables provide so many nutrients, it is hard to fault them. The darker the green, the more packed with vitamins they are. Kale, Turnip Greens, Mustard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Spinach, and Collards are all packed full of your essential vitamin A.

Liver from animals is packed with vitamins and minerals, and you can prepare it in all forms. Pâté is just one way and it is also steamed or fried. A small amount will provide you with all the Vitamin A you need for the day.

Butternut Squash/Pumpkin
Packed with Vitamin A, this is an easy and delicious addition to your diet and can be prepared in so many ways.

Dried Herbs
It is surprising how packed with vitamins, dried herbs are. Add a pinch of parsley, basil, marjoram, dill or oregano to all meals and you will have fulfilled your Vitamin A requirements.

As for the dark green vegetables, the darker the lettuce, the more Vitamin A it contains. Choose the dark leafy ones as opposed to the watery iceberg which does not contain a lot of Vitamin A.

Dried Apricots
A wonderful snack full of Vitamin A.

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