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PATTISWIMMER
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10/31/13 9:43 P

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me too easy to go over the vit a if you eat healthy so nothing wrong there



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GMR1993
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10/31/13 9:26 P

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Thank you all so much! All of that was very informational. I don't take a single supplement and, thank goodness,Ii am not addicted to carrots! Though i do enjoy them. I appreciate knowing I wasn't alone in this observation.



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10/31/13 5:47 A

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I had the same problem and anarie's answer is correct. If you click on the daily nutritional feedback thing on the spark points page it will tell you which goals you met, which you went under on and which you went over on. When the vitamin A is high it also tells that if it comes mostly from veggies and fruits that's OK for the reasons anarie stated.



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10/31/13 12:44 A



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Vitamin A is sourced by some meats; (especially meats like liver) mild, egg, and some fish - e.g. salmon and tuna, too. Maybe that is partly why your Vit.A intake appears high.

I have heard of a couple cases where a person's skin has turned an orangy colour, but they were addicted to carrots and eating heaps left, right and centre.

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The daily value is the MINIMUM you need, not the maximum. Being at 200% for vitamin A is no problem and it's not unusual-- one large serving of carrots will do that.

The only concern is if you're getting large amounts of vitamin A from supplements and/or animal sources. The "vitamin A" in plant sources is actually a provitamin-- it's like a vitamin kit. All the elements of vitamin A are there, but your body only assembles them if it needs vitamin A. Otherwise they just wash away. You can't overdose on vitamin A from plant sources.

So eat all the orange and red veggies you want. It's nothing to worry about.



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I have been semi actively trying to lose weight since January. I have lost 36 pounds so far, but it wasn't all from eating healthy. I have only recently started to track everything i eat and do, and i have noticed that, though i am eating just 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, i am getting A LOT of vitamin A. I am always at least 200% of my daily value of more when i know i should just be at 100%
But i am confused because I'm just eating regular stuff. Is this something that is normal? I don't take any supplements. I just eat veggies like carrots, salads ( Romain, spinach,red leaf ), cucumbers, edema me. I eat raspberries, grapes, pears, bananas, strawberries, blueberries.
I try to get a variety. I also occasionally have a sweet potato or yam for dinner and I know that has a lot of vitamin a but its about twice a week that i eat these.

Any advice, experience, or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.



 
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