A colorful side effect from carrots

Pills developed in labs aren’t the only things we consume that give us strange side effects. As Leo Barnett, 3, of the UK already knows, you can turn orange from eating carrots.

It’s called hyper-beta carotenemia. A rare condition where the patient can’t digest carotene. Which is found in most fruits and vegetables.

There’s also been reports of people without hyper-beta carotenemia that after they’ve consumed a large quanitity of carrots over the course of a few weeks, start turning orange, much like a carrot.


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