What are the functions of vitamin A?

Among Caña Nature’s most popular products is the vitamin A-rich guacamole.

It is not only because of its appealing mild spiciness, but also because the inclusion of ingredients that have a high concentration of vitamin A offers important health benefits.

What is vitamin A?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is used by our body through food intake.

This vitamin has multiple uses, both on a general level to reinforce our defence system, and for more specific things, such as the optimal maintenance of our eyesight.

Vitamin A: Problems resulting from a lack or excess of this vitamin

As with any element present in an ingredient, an excess of vitamin A is detrimental to our health, as is a lack of it.

An excess of vitamin A can cause various ailments or diseases:

  • Excessive weight loss.
  • Promotes anorexia.
  • Headaches.
  • It encourages alopecia.
  • Jaundice, yellowing of the skin.

Vitamin A deficiency can also have serious consequences:

  • Increased likelihood of infections.
  • Vision problems.
  • Skin rashes.

Main benefits of vitamin A

Therefore, taking advantage of foods that contain vitamin A will be very beneficial for our health, as long as we take them in the right amounts, as part of a regular and healthy diet.

Among its main benefits, we can highlight the following:

  • Strengthening of bones and protection of the skin: The optimal presence of vitamin A helps in the general maintenance of bone tissue, especially with regard to healthy and strong teeth. In addition, vitamin A also offers a very interesting contribution to the protection of our skin.
  • Vitamin A and vision: A direct link has been identified between vitamin A and good vision. Specifically, its effect is to maintain the functioning of the retina and ensure proper vision at all times. A lack of vitamin A affects vision particularly in poorly lit environments or at night.
  • Vitamin A and the immune system: Vitamin A strengthens our immune system. Thus, people who have a balanced vitamin A balance are less prone to infections. Not having enough regular vitamin A can also affect the epithelia of the respiratory tract.
  • Vitamin A and pregnancy: Vitamin A is also beneficial for reproduction. It is also recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It helps the embryo to develop properly.
  • Vitamin A and other diseases: In addition to strengthening all our body’s defences, vitamin A is also considered an element that protects us from oncological processes.

Foods with vitamin A

In addition to our guacamole rich in vitamin A, you can also take advantage of its presence in these foods:

  • Apricot.
  • Pumpkin.
  • Meat.
  • Peas.
  • Milk.
  • Mango.
  • Butter.
  • Peach.
  • Melon.
  • Green and coloured vegetables.

Posts relacionados

Scroll to Top