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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I was shocked that after focusing on eating healthy for a day that my urine turned PINK!  Yes, PINK!

I discovered this can happen after you eat a bunch of beets.

It was almost as if my body was surprised to learn a vegetable had invaded my body and now didn't know what to do with it.  All it knew was to flag me down with the only internal stop sign (or pink) colored urine.   It was as if my body was saying “HEY YOU, STOP THIS!!”

I later learned that beets can sometimes do this to a person, especially if they have a gene that doesn’t allow them to breakdown and absorb one of beets natural ingredients (the part that gives beets that pretty color).  

The other time this happens is if a person is low in iron.

I now am wondering which kind of person I am….genetically modified OR low in iron.

So I’m going to beef up my iron (aka eat more red meat) and then down the road try another day of eating healthy (aka eating lots of beets).  I will get to the bottom of this mystery and find out which type of person I really am; genetically modified or someone requiring a life of steak and lobster.