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Monday, December 27, 2010

Vitamin- The Beauty Connection (Vitamin A)

               In the early years of the 21st century, Sir Fredrick Gowland Hopkins, a food scientist discovered the wonder substance Vitamin. Vitamin is derived from the Latin word 'Vita' which means 'life'. True to this, Vitamins are essential to life. There are yet a few Vitamins to be identified, besides the Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. Vitamins are present in small quantities in food. Most food contain a combination of 2 or 3 Vitamins. Vitamins gives a remarkable boost to your dwindling body reserves.

Vitamin A:- Also called the 'Beauty Vitamin', it is an important Vitamin for overall health and beauty of your body.
 Vitamin A-
* Encourages bright, healthy eyes
* Contributes to hair growth and discourages dandruff
* Maintains strong teeth and bones
* Keeps your skin healthy and prevents acne
* Control halitosis (Bad Breath)
* Prevents varicose veins
* Makes nails healthy and strong
* Prevents night blindness and eye strain
* Protects your body from viral and bacterial infections
Vitamin A Capsules

Dietary sources of Vitamin A
Fruits:- Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry
Vegetables:- Carrot, Spinach, Tomato, Green Leafy Vegetables
Dairy Products:- Milk, Cream, Cheese, Butter, Yogurt
Meats:- Chicken, Liver, Fish Roe, Fish
Miscellaneous:-Egg

Deficiency of Vitamin A causes:- Rough, Scaly Skin, Brittle Nails and Inflamed Eyelids, Raises the risk of Cancer, Causes defective Enamel creation of Teeth in Babies, Pyorrhea, Alvedaris

Absence of Vitamin A:- Causes Eye Disease 'Xerophthalmia'

Overdose of Vitamin A:- Swollen Joints, Dry Skin, Peeling Skin, Hair loss, Drowsiness, Severe Headaches, Vomiting, Fatigue etc

** If I have left out anything please help in completing my list **

4 comments:

bhumika said...

dis is nice...reminds me of science in school...i always loved it...

beautydiva said...

heheheee... some science coming up =D I always hated science but see now see what I an doing... :D

Tanveer Parmar said...

What we eat affects our skin a lot! Thks for the great post - will try to incorporate more of these things in my diet :D

Beautydiva said...

@Tanveer- Thank you. Me was inspired by my bro, a doc, to write this series...and now he says 'ohh what a mess' :D :P

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