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does your pee normally smells good? do you normally smell your pee? do you have a pee fetish?

[–]Optimus85[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Ah! I wish. Apparently only 1/4 of the population has the gene that enables you to detect these molecules; sulfur-like compounds present in the vegetable. You don't have to bend over the toilet bowl to smell it, it gets in your nostrils. Smells like urine-boiled asparagus actually. Enjoy that image!

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lo, ahhhhh the smell of strong oder pee (i hope that is good english)

[–]Farren 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Asparagus has poisons within it that are easily eliminated by the kidneys, which exist the body through the urinary tract. Eat too much asparagus and it can actually dehydrate you as your body uses its water reserves to help pull out the toxins. That said, the toxins are so mild they pose no threat and asparagus is so full of vitamins that it is definitely a good health food. Eating it will actually help your kidneys to perform more efficiently in spite of a small increase in work as you digest the plant.