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You Will Need
- Spinach or kale
- Sweet potatoes
- Meat and fish
- Cod liver oil
- Vitamin A-fortified cereal and milk (optional)
Have vitamin A for breakfast
Have a vitamin A-rich breakfast with fruits such as apricots, mango, paypaya, and the fruit salad staple, cantaloupe.
Have vitamin A at lunch
Include a salad with dark, leafy green vegetables, like spinach or kale, for lunch. Put some shredded beta-carotene-rich carrots on top for a great mid-day dose of A.
Eat orange foods
Eat more orange and deep yellow foods, which contain the organic compound beta-carotene responsible for their color. Sweet potatoes are rich in A, as is the Halloween favorite, pumpkin.
Enjoy dinner with animal products
Enjoy dinner with a wide variety of A-rich animal products, including meat, fish, and eggs.
Take cod liver oil
Heed grandma's advice and take a spoonful of cod liver oil. The vitamin A actually does help ward off bacteria and viruses.