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Old 05-29-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
James Dent
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I've recently replaced coffee drinking with smoothies - mostly apple and carrot, orange and carrot. For example 2 carrots, 1 orange, 1 litre water. I'm now up to about 3 of these a day so that's about 6 carrots.

Any negative side effects apart from turning orange or growing large buck front teeth?
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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If you are trying to drop fat I would use berries.

To generalize
Better nutrient density
lower glycemic index
better fructose to glucose ratio
berries also have allot of anti inflammatory attributes

my 2 cents
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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Heck now that I think about it I would use them even if your goal is not fat loss.

frozen blue berries from trader Joe's kick a$$
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:20 AM   #4
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I eat a lot of raw carrots and have orange palms. :biggrinthumb:
Other than that, no, it can't really do you a lot of harm.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:42 PM   #5
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Kevin - berries noted, will try them.
Cal - palms noted, not a problem

Thanks
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:36 PM   #6
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Excessive carrots (beta-carotene) will make you turn orange. I think the conversion to Vitamin A (which can cause serious toxicity) isn't really a problem.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:07 PM   #7
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check out the kid third from left (F/W safe, despite the domain name):

http://www.hotchickswith*********s.c...101-775223.jpg

he *definitely* ate too many carrots!
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:58 AM   #8
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That photo is hilereous!
Actually a lady i work with fed her kid too many carrots (a while back) and she said he turned orange. Although this was A LOT of carrots, i can't remember her reason for doing it.. But it was also hilereous! :biggrin:
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