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    How many times should I eat liver a week?

    Liver's one of those foods I can definitely tolerate but always prefer to avoid as a meal choice. If it's on my plate I'll eat it, but when I'm browsing the fridge I tend to give it a slide for something a bit more...palatable. I know just how much of a nutritional powerhouse it is, though, so I'm gonna practically force myself to eat it more regularly; as it is I only eat it about once a month, and I don't really have that much of an excuse for it.

    How often do you eat your organ meats? I think twice a week is a decent starting point but I'd like to hear what y'all have to say too.

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    I don't have regular access to a variety of organ meats. But if I did, I would eat liver occasionally, and heart, tongue, kidney, too.

    You don't have to eat it at all if you don't want to.

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    Once or twice a week. Liver contains a lot of vitamin A, which is fat soluble, so while it is very nutritious, don't overeat it and have some every day. Sad for me because I love my pâté.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    Once or twice a week. Liver contains a lot of vitamin A, which is fat soluble, so while it is very nutritious, don't overeat it and have some every day. Sad for me because I love my pâté.
    I don't think you can really overdose on vitamins if it's from food. I take almost 30,000 IU vitamin daily from liver and fermented cod liver oil and butter oil. This is 1000% of the "recommended" dosis. No problems yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    I don't think you can really overdose on vitamins if it's from food. I take almost 30,000 IU vitamin daily from liver and fermented cod liver oil and butter oil. This is 1000% of the "recommended" dosis. No problems yet
    Gadsie for the win! Your not going to OD on vitamin A from liver. It's actually never happened to my knowledge(unless your eating polar bear liver ). The ONLY thing to be concerned with is the copper content of beef liver. You can actually get too much of that so you may want to cap beef liver at 1lb a week. However, this just means you get to eat other animal livers like lamb or chicken once you hit that threshold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    Gadsie for the win! Your not going to OD on vitamin A from liver. It's actually never happened to my knowledge(unless your eating polar bear liver ). The ONLY thing to be concerned with is the copper content of beef liver. You can actually get too much of that so you may want to cap beef liver at 1lb a week. However, this just means you get to eat other animal livers like lamb or chicken once you hit that threshold.
    Yum, polar bear liver. Where can I get some?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Yum, polar bear liver. Where can I get some?
    You might try a polar bear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadsie View Post
    I don't think you can really overdose on vitamins if it's from food. I take almost 30,000 IU vitamin daily from liver and fermented cod liver oil and butter oil. This is 1000% of the "recommended" dosis. No problems yet
    On Vitamin A, yes you can. Polar bear liver, for example, can be fatal to humans due to the extremely high Vit A content. Now I recognize that we're not talking polar bear, but the point is the same. You can indeed OD on Vit A from food sources.
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    Me and my wife eat about a pound per week. It takes me about 2 meals to eat it while my wife eats a little everyday.

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    If you eat too much beef liver you will know because you will really not want it. As opposed to sort of not want it unless it appears on your plate.
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