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State of the Sprocket
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vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: February 23rd, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Vit C pills will be easier on your gut by a long way. So will high C leafy greens. Y o y do You Brits always and only think "orange juice = C even if it gives me heartburn!"

Rant over...

Liver is quite acceptable now and again if you would eat it when not-pregnant?
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vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: February 24th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Liver every week is too often. Every now and again is fine. There are silly people who take 10,000 IU a day and turn orange, but in utero critters aren't hurt by the occasional nontoxic spike in placental vitamin A dosage.
j4 From: j4 Date: February 24th, 2011 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I read something recently-ish suggesting that this advice was based on just one study where they fed bucketloads of liver to pregnant rats. Will try to dig out a more reliable reference than "I vaguely remember reading this"...

Also, I know anecdote != data, but my mum said when she was pregnant with me she was advised to eat plenty of liver because of the iron...
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: February 24th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I did mammalian toxicology back in the days of the pyramids, yes, it was a rat study. Honestly, you cannot harm the sprocket by eating liver now and again at this developmental stage. The window for damage by A toxicity is pretty well over now. A small slice, say, 4 oz, once a week even, cannot harm anyone.

Gah....
j4 From: j4 Date: February 24th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I went for OJ because that's what it recommended on the iron supplements, not because I'm British. :-}

(Personally I'd always prefer food/drink to pills anyway... not that I think they're better, just that I've got to have the food/drink anyway so it makes more sense (to me) to kill two birds with one stone!)
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: February 24th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Handwavily: it's /very/ British to do something one thinks is good for one even if it hurts. ;-}
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