I'm bulking up and have been for the last couple of months and have been eating HEAPS of sweet potato. Aside from oats, dextrose, and fruits, all my carb sources have been sweet potato. It's cheap and tasty damnit.
Is there such thing as too much sweet potato? I'm talking about 4-5 being eaten a day. Hey it's not a bulking diet for nothing. I prefer to eat it rather than rice or bread.
Thread: Too Much Sweet Potato?
02-15-2006, 09:37 PM #1
Too Much Sweet Potato?
02-15-2006, 10:05 PM #2
02-15-2006, 10:37 PM #3
02-15-2006, 10:45 PM #4Originally Posted by blaugrana555
One baked sweet potato (3 1/2 ounce serving) provides over 8,800 IU of vitamin A or about twice the recommended daily allowance
Acute toxicity occurs within a few hours or days after a very large intake as a result of accidental over-ingestion or inappropriate therapy. The estimated toxic dose is about 25,000 IU/kg.
Chronic toxicity appears after ingestion of 25,000 IU or more daily for prolonged periods of time.
Last edited by travis h; 02-15-2006 at 10:48 PM.30, M, 6'0"
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02-15-2006, 10:49 PM #5Originally Posted by blaugrana555
hope that helps.
02-16-2006, 12:18 AM #6
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keep in mind that vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin. so how much is really getting absorbed? id say eat all the sweet taters you want. they are my carb source of choice too. maybe try looking for the sweet potatoes with the yellow flesh as oppose to the red. im sure it has much less beta caratene if toxicity is worrying you.
02-16-2006, 02:20 AM #7