Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Vitamin A

I've been eating a lot of spinach lately. I think it tastes good, easy to prepare and it goes with most meat. It also hardly contain any calories or carbs so I thought it was healthy.

But now I started using another diet planner tool called www.cronometer.com. I like it because you get a detailed overview of all vitamins, lipids, amino acids and minerals measured against RDA.

But look at this - yesterday my Vitamin A intake was 1,829% of RDA. And Vitamin K was 38,634%! Eating too much Vitamin K is not critical unless you are on some kind of blood thinning medicine. Vitamin A, on the other hand, could be toxic if intake is excessive over a longer period of time.


Guess that means I should eat less spinach :(

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