• Question: if i can turn orange from eating tomatoes, can i turn another colour from foods such as leeks?

    Asked by Emma to Saiful, Petra, Jenny, Jawwad, Iain, Bethan on 18 Jan 2017.
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      Petra Cameron answered on 18 Jan 2017:

      You can turn orange from eating too many carrots! But you do have to eat a lot of them as normally the natural pigments are broken down/excreted. You can also turn permanently blue if you drink silver nanoparticles (very bad idea – but some people use it as a health remedy!).