Carrots and Turning Orange
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Hypercarotenemia is an excess consumption of carotene that turns one's skin orange. The places that become the most orange are the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, and the whites of the eyes. Oddly enough, it only takes about 3 normal-sized carrots (8-9 inches) per day to come down with hypercarotenemia. This translates to about 20 mg of carotene.
Do not fear carrots for this reason. Hypercarotenemia is harmless, unless you have something against turning a bit orange. Think of all the money you'll save not buying fake tans.
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