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    Old 03-07-2001, 06:10 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Carrot overdose?

    I need information on carrots. Mainly, if it is possible to eat too many in one day. I have been eating a small bag of baby carrots while at work. Is this too much?

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    Old 03-07-2001, 10:14 AM   #2
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    I know too much of one vitamnin can be bad, but I can't tell you how much-are ya turning orange-lol. REally though hon ask your docotor or a pharmisicts or something.
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    Old 03-07-2001, 01:46 PM   #3
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    Yeah, you can get too much vitamin A. But I think you would have to be taking supplements to get an excessive amount . . . not from eating carrots. Or at least I think you really would have to be turning orange before that would happen (he! he!); though I do seem to recall reading about that happening. But a bag of carrots is not THAT much. Check it out, though.

    Old 03-07-2001, 09:04 PM   #4
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    I doubt you can overdose on carrots. You will, however, get lots of fiber.

    You would have to eat a ton of carrots to OD on Vitamin A.

    Old 03-08-2001, 06:37 PM   #5
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    I don't think you can eat too many carrots but they are a really starchy vegetable. Even Weight Watchers has bumped them up to 1 point per cup from 0 per cup. I think its all in what you like and if you are trying to lose weight.

    Old 03-10-2001, 12:43 PM   #6
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    eating too many carrots will turn your skin orange

    Old 05-22-2001, 07:20 PM   #7
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    I'm pretty sure that carrots, like many vegetables, contains beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A in the body depending on how much is needed so you can't overdose on it. But yes too much can turn your skin yellow/orange.

    Old 05-23-2001, 06:06 AM   #8
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    The RDA for vitamin A is 4000 IU, one medium size baby carrot has 1500 IU. So you can figure out how much more about the RDA you are consuming when you eat an entire bag of those carrots.
    Does it make any difference? Vit A is stored in the body and yes, you can get too much. Skin turning orange is a good indication you are overloaded.

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