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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 08:59 AM   1
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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



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 09:18 AM   2
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Just checked on google and said it is fine as it contains ceratene or something or other and vitamin A is good for bubs just not lots of it e.g. over dosing on vitamin supplements xx



 
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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 09:51 AM   3
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Yep, that's right. It's ok in food, but my midwife did advise me not to take Vitamin supplements as she said, rightly, that I dont know what vitamins I actually need supplemented, if any!

Enjoy the carrots, and they will help you see in the dark when you get up to the loo in the middle of the night!!!

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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 12:30 PM   4
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I think any food in natural form (veggies) is excellent! just be sure to wash them before eating, that would be the only true danger in it.



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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 12:38 PM   5
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Ive become obsessed with eating raw carrots this pregnancy



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Old Feb 7th, 2009, 13:45 PM   6
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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).



 
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An old post but just what i needed to know. Am sitting here eating carrots and dip and then thought i best check. I can continue to enjoy then. x



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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 08:54 AM   8
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I normally love raw carrots, but they just taste plain weird to me at the moment.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 08:57 AM   9
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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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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 10:25 AM   10
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hehe, my favourite food at the moment is carrot batons dipped in hummus. I think you would have to eat several kilos of carrots to actually get any high levels of Vitamin A



 
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