Im sitting here online munching through a small bag of carrots (the ones in packets from Tesco) and just looked on the packet and it says a good source of vitamin A. Am I ok eating these i know vitamin A isnt very good for us pregnant ladies is it? thanks xx
Yes, vitamin A in food is not a bad thing, even in pregnancy, you're just advised to avoid massive amounts of the animal form, which is found in animal liver and fish liver oil. As well as vitamin supplements that include retinol (animal form). Supplements that contain betacarotene (the kind found in plants) are ok, as far as I've managed to work out, but no pregnancy formula contains any vitamin A. I guess you're supposed to get the amount that's ok from your diet. Eggs, for example, and oily fish like mackerel, as well as cheese, milk and yogurt.
But you can't OD on betacarotene. In the body it converts to retinol but only when needed, so feel free to eat the carrots. Your palms and soles of your feet might turn slightly orange tinted if you eat a lot regularly - I can vouch for that as it happened to me when I was in my early 20s (I was anorexic and had some strange habits).
OMG i am loving them atm!!! But then i always love raw carrots. I had to enormous ones that i just washed, peeled and cut into batons and had with dips and OMG i could eat more!!! Having to stop myself...i have two young children too and they are also helping me eat them gggrrr!!! suppose they are good for them! but hands off MY dip!!
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