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hey im looking future into going raw , and im thinking i eat ALOT of vegetables aready raw , im wondering if it is possible to eat to many that you get to many vitamins that is will cancel each other out(this sounds weird i know) i friend has told me this could happen , um yer so please help me if you can!(if this helps i eat about 20 serves of raw friut and veg each day)
 

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Some minerals can clash with different minerals lowering absorbtion rates, but I'm not sure how easy it is do to this through diet. More likely to happen with supplements. Your body handles excess vitamins and minerals MUCH better from real food than through supplements. Just eat a variety of food throughout the week.<br><br><br><br>
Though... I did hear a story of a lady who ate a lot of egg whites which caused her biotin levels to drop dangerously. Probably not a good idea to eat a lot of one thing constantly. Otherwise, don't stress about it unless you feel something's going wrong with your body.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck going more raw if you choose that path. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I am not raw at all, but you don't need to worry about that through food consumption. Like Zasko mentioned, you're more at risk for that when consuming vitamins. (You need both zinc and copper, but they tend to annihilate each other, so you should be consuming more zinc than copper, etc.) The good thing about consuming vegetables with very few additives is you're more likely to get a lot more potassium than sodium, etc. In most cases, the balances of nutrients will be pretty close to what they should be as long as you're eating a variety.
 

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I have to say that I don't think you should go raw. It's very restrictive, seeing as you have a history of eating disorders.
 

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Cissy-I think your comment was kind of rude. She was not asking for an opinion whether she should go raw or not-the question was pertaining to if one can get too many vitamins. I think if you have a concern about her going raw, you should e-mail her personally.<br><br><br><br>
Raw does not have to be restrictive. You can eat almost anything raw that you would eat cooked. Raw foods are so much healthier for the body. They are bursting with energy and nutrients. They are just the thing someone with an eating disorder needs.
 

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I think a blanket statement claiming a raw diet is "just the thing someone with an eating disorder needs" when you don't know anything about their specific disorder, is far more harmful than Cissy's concerned comment was.
 

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<div class="quote-block">do you get to many vitamins ?</div>
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No, you won't get to many vitamins.
 

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<div class="quote-block">I think a blanket statement claiming a raw diet is "just the thing someone with an eating disorder needs" when you don't know anything about their specific disorder, is far more harmful than Cissy's concerned comment was.</div>
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Raw foods are beneficial for everyone even those with an eating disorder. I think specialk12 is a big girl and decide for herself what diet she chooses to follow. If she is interested in eating raw foods, then great!! It is one of the healthiest ways to eat our food and will probably only help her.
 

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sorry to cause prolems , i am alot healthier(weight wise) right now and have always been interested in raw , i have a mild case of jaundice that is why im asking this question , i am looking after myself and just finding out information to a question , thanks for the replys
 

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Whatever you choose to do, specialK, good luck! I'm glad to hear you're much healthier now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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thanks veggie!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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