Okay, for the first few months it was funny that I was “turning orange”, presumably from eating too many carrots. Admittedly it’s still kind of funny, but now I’m starting to get worried as well. My palms are so orange in comparison to the pink ones my friends possess. There is an orange hue around my mouth in pictures, even after I’ve washed my face. It’s in my skin! I’ve noticed this effect in other raw foodist’s pictures, but I don’t think I can pull it off.
I’ve read it’s not just carrots that will turn you orange, but any yellow/orange fruit or vegetable, plus anything else beta-carotene-rich like tomatoes and dark leafy greens. I eat these foods all the time so it seems unavoidable that I will get more than my quota of beta carotene. Is it dangerous to be perpetually orange? Is there a way to avoid overdoing it with the beta carotene on a primarily raw diet?