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Vitamin A - big help in Macular Degeneration prevention

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I get a health newsletter weekly, and was reading their article that there are some Vitamins we can easily get from foods, and some we definitely have to supplement.

With Vitamin A, they said that you can tell if you are deficient with these symptoms :

 

• Poor eye health
• Chronic gut
• Dry or scaling skin
• Macular degeneration
• Dry mucous membranes
• Weak fingernails
• Low vitamin D levels
• Respiratory infections

 

I noticed Macular Degeneration is listed there. It's a concern to me, since my mother in law suffered from it, and it was a difficult life she endured, because of the disease.

Because vitamin A helps protect the surface of the eye (cornea), it is needed for good vision.
I also read, that vitamin A eye drops are good for the treatment of dry eyes.

So, I'm goint to ensure I get some Carrots, Sweet potatoes and even Cod Liver oil into my daily or weekly routine.

These are some of sources of Vitamin A they  listed :

 

• cod liver oil (30000 μg 3333%)
• liver (turkey) (8058 μg 895%)
• liver (beef, pork, fish) (6500 μg 722%)
• liver (chicken) (3296 μg 366%)
• sweet potato (961 μg 107%)
• carrot (835 μg 93%)
• broccoli leaf (800 μg 89%)

 

-Sara

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