Happy Mystery Solved

What’s not to love about asparagus? The long slender juicy green spears that are filled with protein, fiber and act as a diuretic to help beat bloating. Oh yeah, that’s right. They make your pee smell straight up F-U-N-K-Y! I’ve always wondered why this is. So finally, we’re going to put an end to the million dollar question: why does asparagus make your pee stink?

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Scientists have developed two theories to explain why asparagus-tainted urine only affects some people. In a nutshell, one theory explains that our bodies break down asparagus during digestion into sulfur-containing chemicals that give our urine a very distinctive odor. Surprisingly enough, the other theory states that about half the population can’t smell the sulphurous fumes of asparagus-laced urine. Wish I fell into this category..

Mind. Blown.

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