Sunday, September 24, 2006

My latest addiction

Mmmmm.... carrot juice.



At the local supermarket they carry a wide assortment of juices and I recently tried carrot juice. At first it seemed a bit odd tasting, but after finishing one bottle of the stuff, I found myself growing attached to the flavor. Now, after drinking it for a few weeks, I find it very cool and refreshing and I'll often find myself craving it when I'm thirsty. I find it's much better than any soft drink, although I don't know if there's any downside to getting all this extra vitamin A. Just one glass has about 700% of the US recommended daily allowance and I'll usually drink a whole bottle in a day.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Brian,
While it is possible to overdose on Vitamin A (It is toxic at very high doses), the only risk with eating too many carrots is that your skin might turn orange. I'm not kidding. It even has a name, carotenemia. I e-mailed you an article about it. The color goes away when you cut down on the carrots. The reason the vitamin A in carrots isn't toxic is because it's in the form of carotene which your body converts to vitamin A as needed.

Mom said...

Someone who works with me had this happen, she looked like she used a bad tanning cream. Yes, it went away when she cut back on the carrots.

shiloh said...

When my kids were little their favorite baby foods were carrots and winter squash. And yes, their faces turned orange.....at first I thought they were jaundiced but their pediatrician assured me it was just from eating a lot of carrots and squash and was not harmful......I wonder if it happens with any other food.....

Mostly Torn said...

Yeah, it would be cool if it worked with other fruits and veggies. Then you could drink lots of grape juice and turn purple, or lots of peas and turn green, etc.

henry rhombus said...

I'm intrigued by how the juice matches the color of the table. Drink enough juice, and you can turn into a table-chameleon.

JD said...

I'd heard of the skin-turning-orange thing too, from a guy in college who had it happen several times when he was little.

Go for it, I want to see the photos! :-)

Anonymous said...

ha, one thing I was not able to find anywhere was pumpkin juice that I used to have plenty in my childhood...