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addicted to orange foods

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 02, 2012 at 3:04 PM

hi everyone! i have a constant, nagging craving for orange foods. . . particularly, carrots, pumpkin, and butternut squash mostly, but i can never seem to get enough. i thought i might be lacking vitamin and that is causing the craving ....but i eat so much my hands and feet even have a slight orange tint to them. is it possible im having issues with converting the vitamin A into a useable form?? if so, what could i do about this? or any other ideas why i am craving orange so much? thanks!

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on April 02, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Always a bit risky to attribute cravings to dietary deficiencies. If you're turning orange, you're not likely deficient, even if you're a poor converter.

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on April 02, 2012
at 03:19 PM

Well, one week carrots have no appeal and don't taste good. Another week, a raw crunchy carrot is HEAVEN. I don't crave orange all the time, but occasionally the body demands a sweet potato or carrot or rutabaga. So MAYBE there's something there--or maybe I slept in a different position?

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on April 02, 2012
at 03:15 PM

I sincerely apologize for not offering any useful advice. I once took some tanning pills and my hands and feet turned orange. Man, that was a nightmare! I tend to doubt the idea that food cravings have anything to do with nutrient deficiencies. Unless, maybe I'm deficient BBQ Fritos. Which are also orange. I really wouldn't worry about it and just eat what you want - it's all pretty healthy food, for gosh sake's. It's probably the carrots making your skin orange, just lay off them for a bit.

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on April 02, 2012
at 03:08 PM

Maybe you just need a tan.

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on April 02, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Add orange juice, colby cheese and Cheetos to that list and you're golden!

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at 03:20 PM

Eat some liver. 3-4 oz per week should be sufficient.

Sounds like you need some retinol and your body isn't able to convert all the beta-carotene you are consuming.

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