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Carrot juice and turning orange

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 28, 2013 at 10:37 AM

I like to snack on carrots, maybe eating 1 or 2 a few times a week. From what I've read, eating 3 a day for an extended period will turn you orange.

Looking up a vegetable juice recipe (bruce lee's), I see it calls for 2lbs of carrots. 2 pounds?? How often can you drink this stuff?

Edit: Maybe it's 1lb of carrots. I see he often used carrots for half the juice (the rest being apple juice / celery / parsley or other green vegetables). Still, seems like a lot of orange-potential for a frequent drink.

Side note, I'd like to add more carbs / juices but I've never tried carrot juice (didn't sound very appealing pre-paleo.)

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It's sounding like I can do 2lbs a morning and stay under 3 cups. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrot_juice) But, that can't be right. That would be a bag a day. Yeah, I guess I'll just take it easy and start with a little bit of juice then back off if I approach oompa-status.

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Lol http://www.junglefitnessoc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/muscleandfitness_brucelee.jpg ..little orange there bruce.

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Hmm.. looks like I can juice 10 carrots and do that every other day? That just seems like a dangerous amount of carrots. Like, bags of them.

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1 or 2 a few times a week won't turn you into an oompa loompa. I usually eat at least 1 a day (raw) and include them in my juices too. I'm not a carrot expert but i really wouldn't worry about it, so long as you're not eating a bag a day and give yourself vitamin A toxicity.

Sidenote: Try adding a bit of ginger or lemon to that juice to zest it up a bit :)

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on May 28, 2013
at 11:45 AM

It's sounding like I can do 2lbs a morning and stay under 3 cups. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrot_juice) But, that can't be right. That would be a bag a day. Yeah, I guess I'll just take it easy and start with a little bit of juice then back off if I approach oompa-status.

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