Thanks Wombat! I've never researched vitamin A, because I thought that beta-carotene was doing the trick, and that's in my supps and vegetables. I read the articles you linked in this thread and the one you linked in that. If I understand correctly, I'm looking for a supplement with vitamin A as retinol. I have been looking in online drugstores, and retinol is hard to find! I find either beta-carotene or something called "retinol palmitaat" (from the palm tree).
Surprisingly even fish oil has added "retinol palmitaat"! I cannot find 'real' fish oil anywhere in Holland.
On ebay I just found fish oil capsules with 25.000 IU from halibut, I'll try those.
And here I was thinking I covered all the basics with my multi.
Yes, the bread thing. I know you're right about that. Having said that, it's a big inconvenience to take anything else to work. I have very short breaks (I'm a teacher). I don't have time to eat a salad or ??. Besides, anything fresh that is prepared at 6:00 AM and then stored at room temperature in my bag during the day until 12:00 AM is not fit for eating anymore. Salads go to mush during that time. I tried bringing soups with lentils in them for extra energy. Maybe I'll go back to that, that wasn't too bad. Still, that's heavy, and my books are already very heavy. Maybe I could take rice cakes with VCO and cheese. But I need energy too, and rice cakes are not famous for that.
Does anyone have a creative solution for this problem? What do you take to work as a 10:00 (snack), 12:00 (meal) and 14:00 (snack) if you do not take bread?
I tried gluten free bread for a few days, but this makes my hart palpitate and besides, it is so fragile, it falls apart when picked up from the plate. Imagine what that will look like after 6 hours in my bag :-)
I'm suddenly thinking, what about some kind of porridge? Oats are fine aren't they? With cinamon maybe and inulin or stevia?
Eeehh, this is probably O/T by now :-). Still, seriously, any good ideas are extremely welcome!