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Beta-carotene (Vitamin A precursor)

Beta-carotene is what gives yellow and orange fruit and vegetables their colour.


The main food sources of beta-carotene are yellow and green (leafy) vegetables such as spinach, carrots and red peppers, and yellow fruit such as mango, melon and apricots.


Recommended Dietary Allowances: Men = 5000 IU (or 3 mg beta carotene); Women = 4000 IU (or 2.4 mg beta carotene)


  • Necessary for growth & repair of body tissues
  • helps maintain smooth, soft disease-free skin
  • helps protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose , throat & lungs, thereby reducing susceptibility to infections
  • protects against air pollutants
  • counteracts night-blindness & weak eyesight
  • aids in bone and teeth formation.
  • Current medical research shows that foods rich in Beta Carotene will help reduce the risk of lung cancer & certain oral cancers.
  • Unlike Vitamin A from fish liver oil, Beta Carotene is non-toxic.


  • May result in night blindness
  • increased susceptibility to infections
  • rough, dry, scaly skin
  • loss of smell & appetite; frequents fatigue
  • lack of tearing
  • defective teeth & gums' retarded growth
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