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Health: Eating Carrots To Look Tan!

As the weather heats up, redheads can despair as the sunscreen becomes a regular fixture in day-to-day life. We can also get a bit sad that no matter how many freckles appear on our pale skin, they never join up to form a tan.

The answer could be that you reach for the fake tan, but there’s a cunning, healthier option: eating carrots to look tan!

I mean, apart from the fact that ‘Carrot Top’ is just plain wrong as a nickname for gingers (errr, carrot tops are actually green?), redheads have a lot in common with the healthy rabbit-friendly vegetable.


Yes, we’re both orange.

And if being able to see better in the dark isn’t enough of a reason for you to chomp on a carrot, it might encourage you to know that, if you eat enough of them, you can get a tan.

Think about it. If you are what you eat, snacking on orange foods has got to show up somewhere!

Carrots are jam-packed with antioxidant alpha-carotene, which is stored in the fat cells just below your skin’s surface when eaten. And, if consumed frequently, these cells begin to glow, mimicking a tan! Magic.

Experts suggest that consuming more than one serving per day shows best results, which should be noticeable after approximately two months.


Eurgh, but carrots? They can be a bit boring. However, the friendly orange contains the same antioxidants as the carrot, so the same result occurs when you increase your dose on this health-packed fruit.

There are more bonus points, too! Alpha-carotene is great for helping improve eyesight, keeping your skin looking young, and boosting your immune system.

Everyone wins!

By Emma

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Created for redheads, by redheads.


Emma Kelly is the Editor & Founder of Ginger Parrot. She dresses herself in mismatched multi-seasonal clothing and has a talent for sniffing out the next opportunity for coffee. She believes that any new band with a female musician is the next big thing and that whoever is currently dating Ryan Gosling is the luckiest lady on earth. Her biggest obsession is shopping online for castles, (probably) fueled by childish fantasies of finding her prince and settling down for a life of luxury, bathing in a pool of gin and bitter lemon. Other than that, though, she’ll be incessantly researching the latest gingerful news to deliver to Gingerkind.


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