Peter from Cardiff Wales sent in the following question. He asked did Basil Brown really die from too much carrot juice? A myth circulating around the internet does indicate that a United Kingdom based health expert named Basil Brown did indeed die from a carrot juice induced vitamin A overdose. The myth states that he consumed a gallon of carrot juice a day for ten days in a row and shortly thereafter he died of liver failure. Several credible internet based health websites have published the story, so it's likely true. Ten gallons of carrot juice in ten days would very likely lead to a vitamin A overdose, so that part of the story is indeed true. The moral of this story is not to drink too much carrot juice. A pint a day is all you need, even if you're addicted to the sweet orange beverage. It's very important to maintain a balanced diet which includes a broad spectrum of different healthy foods. Many thanks to Peter for sending in this intriguing question.