Not necessarily related to beets, but related to how certain veggies and fruit cause skin colorations. My palms and soles of my feet are orange. I know this is from beta carotene. Is it cause for concern? It got better for awhile, but I noticed they are very orange again :(
Amy Freudenberg Dover / Originally posted on the NutritionFacts.org Facebook page
Sounds like you have carotenoderma, caused by the buildup of carotenoid phytonutrients in your skin. The condition itself is harmless, but if you haven’t increased your vegetable intake in the last month or two (juicing carrots is a common cause) and there’s still a significant increase in coloration then you should check with your doctor to make sure you’re not suffering from secondary carotenoderma, in which the high levels in your skin are not because you’re eating a lot, but because there may be an underlying disease state such as hypothyroidism, anorexia, diabetes, or kidney disease that is increasing levels in your blood stream. Carotenoderma can also sometimes be confused with jaundice, a sign of liver dysfunction, but the two can be differentiated by looking at the whites of the eyes, which remain white in carotenoderma, but turn yellow in jaundice. For more on carotenoid deposition in the skin see my videos Golden Glow and Produce, Not Pills.
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