Bhubaneswar: Vegetables are usually high on the list of the things you should consume. As much as carrots are a common vegetable with loads of health benefits, there are also some unwelcome side effects of carrots that many people are unaware of. We have listed some unhealthy effects that the consumption of carrots can have on your body.
1. Allergic Reactions
Some people are hypersensitive to carrots and some common side effects among such people are skin rashes, diarrhea, anaphylactic reactions, hives, and swelling. Such allergies are caused due to the allergen present in carrot pollen.
2. Causes Carotenemia
Carrots contain high levels of beta carotene, which gets converted into Vitamin A in the body. Heavy consumption of carrots leads to large amounts of carotene in your blood that causes Carotenemia which is a yellowish discoloration of the skin.
3. High In Sugar Contents
People with diabetes should avoid the consumption of carrots because of their high sugar content. The sugar in carrots is converted into glucose and this quickly raises the body’s sugar level. If you want to consume carrots as a diabetic patient, it is best to consume steamed carrots in small amounts.
4. Changes Flavour Of Breast Milk
When you’re breastfeeding, anything you ingest will reach your baby. Breastfeeding moms should avoid drinking carrot juice in large quantities as studies have proven that carrot changes the flavour of breast milk.
5. Might Be Unsafe For Infants
Carrot sticks carry the risk of choking infants. Hence, you may want to limit the amount of carrots you are giving to your infants. More importantly, make them into a paste.