Eating These 5 Vegetables Causes Weird Physical Reactions
Eating These 5 Vegetables Causes Weird Physical Reactions, As children, our moms emphasized the importance of eating vegetables. They are great for our health. We don’t deny that fact, but some of them have very strange side effects and maybe we should avoid eating too much of them. The following five vegetables hold the fascinating power to change how your urine looks and smells and they can also tint your skin.
Carrots are among other vegetables that contain carotenoids. They form an important part of our diet because they prevent our skins from getting burned by the sun and contribute to the natural tone of our skin.
If taken in excess however, they turn your skin orangey and make you look like you have a fake tan or one that went horribly wrong. This condition is called carotenemia. It occurs mostly in young children who eat mashed up orange veggies a lot and people who eat carrots, squashes and oranges in huge amounts. The skin tends to go back to normal even after we eat carotene-rich foods in small quantities but in very rare cases, the liver will lack the correct enzyme to turn the carotene to Vitamin A. In such a case, the skin remains orange for long and the immune system weakens.
Beetroots are not a popular vegetable but if you eat them in excess, your urine turns red. This condition is known as beeturia and is brought about by a pigment known as betalain. When betalain becomes too much in your system, your body gets rid of it through your pee. Luckily, this only happens to about 10 to 14 percent of humans after eating beetroot. But just in case your urine has taken that color and you haven’t eaten any beetroot, see a doctor for check-up.
You enjoyed some delicious beet salad at your friend’s barbecue and hours later a visit to the powder room has you reaching for your phone to dial 911. Don’t be alarmed! Many people experience reddish-colored urine after they eat beets. It’s either caused by a genetic condition known as Beeturia (that’s the real name!) or an iron deficiency. A trip to your doctor for a quick blood test will let you know if you need to include more iron-rich foods in your diet.
Tomatoes turn the skin into a lovely orange shade. This is due to a pigment known as lycopene. For this to happen though, you have to be really taking lots of it. Like 4 pints of tomato juice per day for a long time. If you consume tomatoes in large quantities, chances are that you will overdose on Vitamin C. The body processes a maximum of 2,000 mg per day (the healthy recommended amount should be 80mg). Binging on tomatoes or foods that have Vitamin C like peppers and oranges, could also cause nausea.
While tomatoes are generally safe to eat, they can cause dietary complications for some people. Tomatoes are naturally high in acid, which can cause heartburn for those with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. People with a food intolerance to tomatoes may have difficulty digesting large quantities of tomato, and canned tomatoes can contain a lot of sodium, which may also cause health complications.