My daughter eats a lot of fruits and veggies, which is great, but I have been reading that you can have too much beta-carotene from this. Her palms are turning slightly yellow, which is a sign of too much beta-carotene. So I am starting to incorporate other foods that have less of this nutrient. How long does it take for the slight color on her palms to resolve itself? Thanks for your help, it’s greatly appreciated.
It is great that your daughter loves fruits and vegetables! This is a barrier many mothers struggle with. You may know beta-carotene is a form of vitamin A. As for the yellowing of her skin, you are correct that the yellowing of her skin can be an indication of consuming too much beta-carotene. However, I would speak with your physician about if this is actually what is causing the yellowing of her skin. Jaundice (yellowing of the skin) can be caused by many different factors.
As for now, be aware of the fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin A. These include mangos, carrots, cantaloupe, and spinach. Check out our list of fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin A. Also, make sure your daughter is consuming a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables to ensure she’s meeting all of her vitamin and mineral recommendations.