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Beta-carotene

More reasons to eat a plateful of colour

13127029_xlBeta-carotene is a red-orangey pigment found in colourful fruits and vegetables – especially in carrots. Once in our body, beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A, which we all need for good vision, healthy skin and a strong immune system. Just one small raw carrot gives you more than three times the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) daily recommended amount of vitamin A!

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18935838_xlWhile there is no recommended dietary allowance for beta-carotene, the HPB recommends a daily intake of 750mcg of vitamin A. The good news is that there are numerous top food sources of beta-carotene, such as the following:

 

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Posted by ezyhealth on Mar 5 2014. Filed under Nutrition. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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