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Vitamin & Mineral of the Month

VITAMIN A (RETINOL, CAROTENE)
RDI: 5,000 IU (875 MICROGRAMS)

Vitamin A has two primary forms, Vitamin A (retinol) and Provitamin A (carotene). Most experts recommend beta carotene as the preferred form of Vitamin A in the diet since it does not have the same potential for toxicity, and the food sources of beta carotene have been associated with preventing certain types of cancer, decreasing levels of LDL cholesterol, and reducing the risk of heart disease.


Vitamin A is associated with vision and night vision. Vitamin A also aids in maintaining healthy skin, repairing body tissues, reproduction, bone and teeth formation, growth, immunity, cancer protection, and hormone synthesis. Beta carotene (the plant form of Vitamin A) is an antioxidant.


BEST SOURCES OF VITAMIN A
Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, spinach, broccoli, apricots, cantaloupes, peaches, fish liver oil, liver, eggs, whole milk and dairy products.

CALCIUM
The number one best choice for calcium is considered to be skim milk; not only for its bio-available calcium, but many other nutrients as well.
Calcium has some “life-saving” roles:
• It aids in blood clotting
• It is essential for the transmission of nerve impulses
• It is essential for maintenance of cellular membranes
• Calcium works with some vitamins, enzymes and other minerals
• It is essential for muscular contractions
• Calcium is essential to maintain heart function


NATURAL SOURCES
Milk and milk products, small fish with bones, tofu, greens, legumes, kale, broccoli, peanuts, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.
RDI: 1,000 MG
(1997 DRI REPORT)

CALCIUM
The number one best choice for calcium is considered to be skim milk; not only for its bio-available calcium, but many other nutrients as well.
Calcium has some “life-saving” roles:
• It aids in blood clotting
• It is essential for the transmission of nerve impulses
• It is essential for maintenance of cellular membranes
• Calcium works with some vitamins, enzymes and other minerals
• It is essential for muscular contractions
• Calcium is essential to maintain heart function


NATURAL SOURCES
Milk and milk products, small fish with bones, tofu, greens, legumes, kale, broccoli, peanuts, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.
RDI: 1,000 MG
(1997 DRI REPORT)