Have you ever settled into the restroom to do your business and listen to the calming sound of your yellow stream only to notice an awful smell?! You know what your pee should smell like so, an unfamiliar scent might be a sign of having consumed these foods:
Alcohol and coffee: Both alcohol and coffee cause smelly urine because they are diuretics. Shortly after you consume coffee or alcohol, you will likely need to urinate which can lead to dehydration. The uric acid or any other chemicals or vitamins in your urine become more concentrated and create a stronger smelling urine.
Garlic: Garlic is a very pungent food. It affects the odour of your breath, and your sweat. It contains methyl mercaptan which causes a smelly urine.
A keto diet: Just as going on super low carb diet makes your breath reek, it can do the same to your pee. When you enter a state of ketosis, your body releases ketones as it burns fat for fuel. Ketones affect your urine causing a bad odour.
Banana and chicken: Foods that contain lot of Vitamin B6 can cause urine to smell strongly if you eat enough of it. Vitamins that the body processes but doesn’t consume are eliminated through the urine which results in the odour.
Broccoli: Cruciferous vegetables can cause a strong smell in urine. This is because they contain methyl mercaptan which produces a bitter odour after their consumption.
Puffed wheat: Typically eaten as a breakfast cereal, puffed wheat can cause urine that gives off an odour like malt which is similar to the way it smells in your bowl!!
Chilli peppers: The skin of chilli peppers contains a neuropeptide called capsaicin which doesn’t break down after being digested. Because of this it is eliminated from the body as odoriferous.
Salmon: Salmon contains plenty of Vitamin B6 which is terrible for urine odour. It also brightens the colour of urine.
And, of course – Asparagus!
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