Last year the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition published a paper based on recently released survey data looking at the eating habits of Canadian adults.
They found that very specific vitamins and minerals were under consumed by large swathes of the population.
One such micronutrient was magnesium, which I discussed last week.
Today my gaze turns to Vitamin A, for which inadequate intakes were reported in nearly HALF of Canadians based on the data analyzed in this paper.
That’s a problem.
Adequate Vitamin A is fundamental to optimizing human health in various areas, including:
- Immune Health
- Skin Health
- Bone Health
- Fertility/Reproductive Health
- Much, much more
So now we know its important and that many of us don’t get enough, here’s what can be done about it.
Vitamin A – The Heavy Hitters
Orange Veggies – Like carrots, sweet potato, squash and bell peppers.
Leafy Greens – Especially spinach, collard