I've been putting together some meal plans lately so I can go back to healthy eating armed and deadly (but not to animals!) and have been doing pretty well in my planning, but I'm a bit worried. I drink a glass of fortified soy milk a day, as well as consume nutritional yeast in a salad dressing. Other than that, all my foods are breads, legumes, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats--nothing funny. All natural.
How much iron is too much? I'm averaging around 175 and sometimes up to 200, where SP recommends 100-150. My folate (SP range: 100-125) is usually up in the 170s. My potassium intake is what's worrying me, though, because my grandmother (a registered nurse) said that too much potassium could be dangerous. SP recommends 2500-3500 and I seem to be averaging 4500-5000. Is this too much? Is it dangerous?
Vitamins A and C are water soluble, so whatever I don't need will just go on through, right?
So, is it possible to get too much of these nutrients? What are the toxic levels for the common vitamins and minerals?
I'm a young woman in my twenties and not an athlete, though reasonably active, if that matters at all.
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-- Ayn Rand
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