INCREASING YOUR FAMILY’S A-GAME

Giving your family enough Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a very important vitamin for human beings, young and old, for many reasons. It is well-known for its ability to help the body maintain healthy skin, enjoy good eyesight, strengthen the immune system and produce red blood cells.

Sadly, many people are not able to eat enough Vitamin A in Africa, which leads to all kinds of unwanted health issues. Too little Vitamin A can cause bad eyesight (even blindness!) and a weak immune system, which causes many types of sickness. Not having enough Vitamin A in the body is known as Vitamin A Deficiency, or VAD, and it affects almost 1 out of every 3 children under the age of five around the world.  However, with Blue Band in your home, you are adding to your family’s daily vitamin A intake! Blue Band original and Blue Band low-fat spread are full of Vitamin A and other important Vitamins that will keep your family fit, healthy and strong.

For a more creative source of Vitamin A, prepare your family food with eggs, Spinach or cabbage flavoured with onions and seasoned with salt, milk, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach and walnut. They are all rich in Vitamin A, and including them into your family’s diet is a wonderful way of increasing their Vitamin A intake.

References:
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_A_deficiency
2. http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/vitamins-minerals/vitamin-a-why-its-important.html#b


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