Too much folate
I’ve been testing a vegan diet and have been able to adjust rather nicely. I notice a couple of things regarding micronutrients that will need my attention. I will definitely need B12 and D supplements, there doesn’t seem to be a way for me to get enough of these without meat, dairy, or eggs. I will probably also need a calcium supplement. I’m close to minimum requirements but not close enough.
I do have a question, however, on folate. With my current foods I’m actually over the recommended maximum. This is a surprise to me. I hadn’t considered getting too much of a nutrient by eating a basic, healthy diet. My calorie intake is about 2100 so hardly too much. So, is there any risk with too much folate in a diet? I mean, I’m not much over the maximum, but I’m curious if there are any negatives and if I should adjust my food to lower the amount I consume.
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