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February 11, 2012

Vitamin A

Vitamins are broken down into two categories water-soluble and fat-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins can be toxic if taken in extreme quantities, and include Vitamins A, D, E and  K. On the other hand, any unneeded water-soluble vitamins are emptied by the body. Examples of water soluble vitamins include, Vitamins B and C.

Vitamin A, fat-soluble
Vitamin A is an antioxidant that protects against cancer, strengthens teeth and bones, prevents night blindness, and is used when generating new cells. Vitamin A is also known to fight infections, enhance the immune system, and slow down the aging process. 
Vitamin A rich foods:  Pomegranate, cantaloupe, sweet potato, squash, hot spices, and  leafy greens.

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