2. Asparagus: Smelly urine
Ever notice a particularly unpleasant odor (likened to cabbage) coming from your urine after you eat asparagus? Well, you can point a finger at asparagusic acid—or, rather, your body, which converts the acid into a sulfur-based chemical, according to Smithsonian.com. But before you go nixing asparagus from your diet, know that not everyone suffers the embarrassment of this unfortunate side effect. According to a 2010 study published in the Oxford Journal, if you’ve never expelled pungent pee after an asparagus-fueled dinner party, your body either digests asparagus in a way that reduces the concentration of these chemicals, or you can’t perceive the odor.
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