12 Common Foods You Didn’t Know Had Weird Side Effects

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By The Captain April 5, 2021

12 Common Foods You Didn't Know Had Weird Side Effects 1

Carrots can turn your skin orange

You know those people who look like they’ve had too many visits at the tanning salon?

Apparently, carrots can have a similar impact if you eat too many.

This strange effect happens due to the high amount of beta-carotene found in carrots. It’s the very substance that gives them their orange hue and the one you inevitably eat.

When you eat too many carrots, though, your body gets more beta-carotene than it can process; at that point, it enters the bloodstream and gets stored right under the skin.

And when beta-carotene gets under your skin, it can literally change your skin color to a more orange or yellowish hue!

In fact, any other food naturally rich in beta-carotene can give you a similar side effect when consumed in large quantities. Pumpkins and sweet potatoes are the top examples.

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