I'm still quite a beginner at this lifestyle but I've diligently been noting all my meals in cronometer.com and this brings a few questions.
I'm very often in the red for some vitamins, like vitamin A and the Bs (and occacionally potassium), and I was wondering if there was any risk in getting too much. For example, when it comes to vitamin A, I sometimes get 1000+% of the recommended daily dose, and there are rumours that you can die of vitamin A poisoning, so I wouldn't mind being reassured on that point :)
I also seem to never get enough calcium, sadly (rarely over 50%), same goes for vitamin E and K, and to a lesser extent selenium, iron and sodium. Do I just need to up the greens ? I try to have at least one green veg every day, usually broccoli (whole), spinach (200-300 gr) or lentils (1-2 cups) as well as plenty of salad. Any tips on maxing out these requirements ? They're the only things I need to keep my parents happy, and I'm due for a blood test in december so I want it to all be fine :)
Thank you so much for reading and replying if you can,
Have a nice day,
Oh, I thought our liver converted beta carotene to vitamin A? Is that not how it works then? Nevertheless, very reassuring, it's hard to weed out all the misleading info to get the right stuff.
Ah ok, I understand, that's good to know!
Ah cool, I had no idea!
Mushrooms and rice are also a good source of Selenium.
Very interesting, many thanks !!
That is zoo useful, thank you so much for taking the time to share all this!
what about vitamin D? Is there a range for the IU amount that we should be getting daily based on WHO?