Why Asparagus Makes Your Pee Stink

Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the foul smell in urine (stench of rotting cabbages or smelly socks). The digestive process is so quick that your urine can develop the distinctive smell within 15 to 30 minutes of eating asparagus [source].  Asparagus has five powerful health benefits.  Asparagus is high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients that help chronic health problems, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Steamed Asparagus

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