Middle-Aged Men Diet Tips: Vitamin A Is A-OK

October 9, 2016

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International Food Council Foundation warns that, even though most middle-aged men are aware they need to change their diet once they reach certain age, not that many of them choose to ignore it.

Nutrition is crucial for the overall health, and all those important vitamins mustn’t be ignored.

Why Vitamin A Is Vital

What can be more important than your vision and your immune system?

If you want to keep your vision sharp and your immune system strong, this nutrient is a must in your everyday diet.

“Vitamin A is important for maintaining good vision,” says Emily Kooi, nutritionist at Nexus Wise Sdn Bhd. “It is also known as the anti-infective vitamin because of its role in supporting activities of the immune system.”

The recommended intake of vitamin A is 3,000 IU on a daily basis, however exceeding this dose can cause nausea and vomiting, but also lead to weak bones.

Although vitamin A deficiency is not that common, you should make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables daily.

In order to avoid getting vitamin A from additional supplements, introduce these foods to your everyday diet plan:

  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Apricots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cod Liver Oil