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  • Fruits and Vegetables

    is a focus of research and nutrition education, but there is no universal agreement on the meaning of ' fruits and vegetables ' . Foods that require specific instruction include rice, dried beans, potatoes , tomatoes and fruits and vegetables in...

  • To Chef AJ about Calories in Non-Starchy Vegetables

    of calorie density, promoting weight loss. She claims that you can eat as many of non-sweet fruit and other low in starch vegetables you want, because: "...their mostly waner, and fiber and nutrients, you know, you actually spend more calories, chewing...

  • Vegetables

    Vegetables is a broad term for parts of plants used as food - leaves, stems, roots, etc. The term vegetable is largely defined through culinary and cultural tradition , it usually excludes other plant foods such as fruits, nuts, and cereal grains, but...

  • Fruits and Vegetables for Cancer Prevention

    Diets rich in fruit and vegetables have been recommended for preventing cancer. A significant reduction in the risks of cancers of the esophagus, lung, stomach, and colorectum associated with both fruit and vegetables . Breast cancer is associated with...

  • More Fruits and Vegetables Is Better

    “Eat more fruits and vegetables” is timeless advice that has the backing of a large body of evidence. Vegetables and fruits provide fiber, slowly digested carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and numerous phytonutrients that have been associated with...

  • Fruits and Vegetables Can Save Lives and Money

    If Americans ate just one more serving of fruits or vegetables per day , this would save more than 30,000 lives and $5 billion in medical costs each year. If Americans were to follow current USDA recommendations for daily consumption of fruits and...

  • Fruits and Vegetables for Healthy Bones

    and vegetable consumption has been attributed to the lower renal acid load of a diet high in alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables . Other important dietary determinants of bone health include micronutrients and bioactives found in fruits and...

  • Vitamin A in Fruits, Vegetables and Seaweed

    (mcg RE/day, recommended safe intake) Food sources, examples (RE per 100 grams). Fresh fruits and raw and cooked fruit vegetables: Mango - 523 Apricots - 260 (dry - 730) Cantaloup 322 Squash, cooked 714 Red pepper, raw - 580 Root (tubers) and green...

  • More Fruits and Vegetables, Organic or Not

    Steve Savage , an agricultural scientist: Eat more fruit and vegetables ! And don’t worry about whether it is organic or not . The fact is, we know less about what is on organic produce than on conventional.

  • Fruits and Vegetables for Healthy Eyes

    Vision : Eating fruits and vegetables can keep your eyes healthy , and may help prevent common aging-related eye diseases - cataracts and macular degeneration - which afflict millions of Americans over age 65.


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Vitamin A

Retinoids retinol, retinal, and retinoic acid - 3 active forms of vitamin A - "preformed" vitamin A.

Beta carotene can easily be converted to vitamin A by the human body. 

Large amounts of supplemental vitamin A (but not beta carotene) can be harmful to bones.

Vitamin A keeps tissues and skin healthy, plays an important role in bone growth. Diets rich in the carotenoids alpha carotene and lycopene seem to lower lung cancer risk. Carotenoids act as antioxidants. Foods rich in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin may protect against cataracts. Essential for vision lycopene may lower prostate cancer risk.

Recommended daily amount: 700 mcg - 900 mcg or 3 mg - 6 mg beta-carotene (~ 1 cup of raw cantaloupe or sweet red peppers, or 2 mangoes, or 1/5 of one baked sweet potato). 

Because the body converts all dietary sources of vitamin A into retinol, 1 mcg of physiologically available retinol is equivalent to the following amounts from dietary sources: 1 mcg of retinol, 12 mcg of beta-carotene, and 24 mcg of alpha-carotene or beta-cryptoxanthin. From dietary supplements, the body converts 2 mcg of beta-carotene to 1 mcg of retinol.

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