The importance of having a balanced diet every day is something which cannot be stated enough. The right mix of nutrients eaten in the right quantities is at the core of every health expert's advice. While the major nutrients such as carbohydrates and fats are still available in our diets, it is the micronutrients which we tend to neglect. One of the most important micronutrients that must be included as part of our daily diet is Vitamin A. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) took to Twitter to share some plant-based foods which are rich in Vitamin A. Take a look at their post:
Consume Vitamin A rich, plant-based food for good immunity and improved vision. Include it in your diet from today. #EatRightIndia#SwasthaBharat#HealthForAll#plantbased@MoHFW_INDIA@drharshvardhan@PIB_India@MIB_India@mygovindiapic.twitter.com/WFoO7Oa7A7— FSSAI (@fssaiindia) August 7, 2020
A daily diet rich in Vitamin A is essential for a number of reasons, the first and foremost being good eyesight and vision. Apart from this, the humble Vitamin A is known to contain significant quantities of antioxidants which help protect the body from commonly occurring illnesses. Thus, it is one of the primary pillars of good immunity. Vitamin A also contributes to various development functions of the body, such as maintaining good hair and skin health too.
So, how to include the much-needed Vitamin A in our daily diet? There are a number of plant-based sources that contain this vital micronutrient. It is said that the fruits and vegetables which are orange or red in colour comprise of a good amount of Vitamin A. According to FSSAI, vegetables such as green leafy vegetables, carrots, tomatoes as well as sweet potatoes are all rich in the vitamin. Mango fruit, which is also known as the 'King of Fruits' in India also has abundant quantities of Vitamin A.
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Thus, there are a number of vegetables and fruits that can be eaten to maintain the levels of Vitamin A in the body. It is vital that these foods should be incorporated as part of the daily diet, else the body becomes prone to deficiency-related illnesses.
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