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  1. #1
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    Default She is what she eats

    Why is it that when dd eats carrots she turns orange, yellow when she eats squash, etc? I know other babies do this - my nephew was bright orange because he would eat nothing but carrots.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: She is what she eats

    The excess beta carotene (the stuff that gives carrots the orange color) that doesn't get processed by the body builds up and is deposited under the skin giving it an orange color. The same is true of the yellow color caused by soem squashes. It isn't normally harmful.

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