Saturday, August 21, 2010

Too Many Carrots?

Did you know that eating too mcuh carrots can turn your pigment into orange? It's because you're getting too much beta-carotene, an ingredient that's deposited in the skin when you eat carrots.
Good news is that this doesn't hurt you :).
But just in case you're eating a lot of carrots and you begin to turn orange, try switching to broccoli, tomatoes or other veggies that are lower in beta-carotene until the hue fades.
If you're not eating carrots and you notice any acute change in your skin tone, consult your doctor, since it could be a sign of jaundice or another disorder.