On 19 Feb 2005 17:30:48 -0800, [email protected] (chris) wrote: >2 questions for the experts out there... > >1. I'm sure many of you would agree that an ideal diet should include >a wide variety of vegetables everyday, but if for some reason you had >to eat the same, say, 4 or 5 vegetables each day, which would be the >healthiest to consume? > > >2. If my daily diet includes a big bowl of raw spinach, steamed >broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, and other vegetables, am I at risk of >overdosing on vitamin A, which I understand has high concentrations in >spinach and other vegetables? If so, how do you recommend I change my >diet? > the vegetables have beta-carotene, which is a sort of precursor of vitamin A. beta-carotene is not as toxic as vitamin A. But don't eat the same ones every day; you should get some crucifera vegetables (cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli) among others. Sue(tm) Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!