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Is It Safe To Consume Carrots During Pregancy?

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Arora Valley answered:

Carrots are good sources of vitamin A and is important for the development of your baby's bones, teeth, and eyes. Carrots do not contain vitamin A itself but in the form of carotene. Carotene is converted to vitamin A in your body only if your body needs it. You cannot get too much Vitamine A by eating carotene because the body regulates conversion from carotene to Vitamin A. The average healthy diet will not significantly raise your vitamin A level. But if you take too much vitamin A in supplement form, or by ingesting certain foods that contain large amounts of it, such as liver, you could raise your blood level to the unhealthy range. Hence moms-to-be, have carrots in moderate quantities during pregnancy and enjoy its enormous health benefits. They're perfect for munching on the go, but they also go into almost any food (from salads to noodles to muffins).

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Eileen answered:

I eat a lot of carrots during my first pregnancy, almost everyday. My baby's born with fair smooth skin & bright eyes. Not sure if that's the effect of carrots, but surely tested safe.

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Tony Tan answered:

It is safe to consume carrots in pregnancy. It is the consumption of retinoic acid, a vitamin A derivative used for treatment of acne that cannot be used in pregnancy as it has been shown to cause some fetal abnormalities. The vitamin A from food sources like carrots are safe.

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Wendy Tan Suat Hoon answered:

Yes, it is safe to eat carrots. It is the animal and synthetic form of Vitamin A (Retinoids, such as retinol) which should be avoided in excess during pregnancy. Vegetables contain Carotenoids which are safe and you need them in your diet for the development of your baby. Studies have shown that even very high quantities of plant based vitamin A is safe.

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