Now that it’s officially Fall, which means cooler weather, cozy layers, the kick off to the holiday season, and… also cold/flu season. It’s so important to support your immune system all year round but especially during the Fall/Winter season. Now that the kids are back in school, germs get spread quickly and usually when they get sick, I get sick. I do everything in my power to keep my immune system and their immune systems high with vitamin A boosting foods.
These foods will not only keep your vision sharp, skin clear, but also boost your immunity!
1. Cheese- When it comes to cheese moderation is key but 1 slice of cheddar cheese contains about 6% of the daily recommended value for vitamin A.
2. Eggs- 1 egg contains about 16% of the daily recommended value for vitamin A. I love adding veggies and some cheese to my scramble eggs when I cook them!
3. Sweet Potato- 1 whole sweet potato, baked in its skin, provides 1,403 mcg of vitamin A, which is 156% of the daily value.
4. Salmon- Fish like wild salmon is a great source of fat-soluble vitamins A and D!
5. Carrots- 1 carrot contains more than 200% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A. They make the perfect snack with hummus!
6. Cantaloupe- A ½ cup of melon provides 135 mcg of vitamin A, which is 15% of the daily value.
7. Spinach- 1 cup of spinach contains 56% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A. Add to smoothies, eggs, or sauté them as a side dish.
8. Mango- 1 cup of cubed mango provides about 25% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A. The perfect treat mid-day or after dinner as a snack.
9. Dried apricots- For a sweet treat that is rich in vitamin A, snack on dried apricots. Dried apricots also contain a lot of sugar and calories, so consume them in moderation.
10. Broccoli- Another healthful source of vitamin A, with a 1/2 a cup providing 7% of a person’s daily value. Add to soups, roast, steam or throw in salads!