What causes urine to smell after eating asparagus?

Hi. My question is: What is it that causes one's urine to smell after eating asparagus? What's asparagus noted for nutritionally? Thanks! Asparagus contains methyl mercaptan a sulfur compound derived from an amino acid called methionine which is an essential amino acid. Asparagus is a good source of folacin, vitamin A, and vitamin K.

How bad are avocados?

I want to ask you about avocados. How bad are they? Aren't vegetables in general good for you? Avocados are a great food and one of my favorites! One-half an avocado contains about 15 grams of fat (10 grams monounsaturated, 1.8 poly and 2.2 saturated fat). This size serving contains more than 10% vitamin A,...

How does proper nutrition and exercise can improve your health?

My question is how proper nutrition and exercise can improve your health? You are what you eat. If you eat junk, it will be reflected in your health. If you don't exercise, you will lose muscle mass and calcium density in your bones. The top 10 causes of illness and death in the US have a...

I have been looking for the nutritional information of cactus.

I have been looking for nutritional information regarding cactus (nopales/nopalitos). In particular, I am looking for fat and protein breakdown of this food and whether this is a healthy addition to a vegetarian diet. I checked my nutrition analysis software which contains 4 cacti including nopal. One cup of cactus contains 61 calories, 1-gram protein,...

What are the nutritional qualities of jicima?

I found your address on the dietitian's web page. I recently discovered jicima and absolutely love it chopped up raw as a snack during the day. I'm trying to find out what its nutritional qualities are and am coming up short. Could you tell me any resources where I can find what vitamins and minerals...

Can provide me with nutritional information on Schlotzksy’s sandwiches?

I hope that you can provide me with nutritional information on Schlotzsky's sandwiches, the original in particular. I have asked at the restaurant here, but they don't have the information available. I appreciate anything you can give me. I would like to know the following at the least. How many calories? How many grams...

Can you give me some advice on what amount of fish, pork, chicken, and beef I should consume in a week?

Fish, pork, chicken, and beef - can you give me some advice on what amount (quantity) I should consume of these in a week. Also, I've had some people tell me to stay away from pork, but I thought that pork had less fat than beef did? General recommendations are to eat lean red (beef or...

A male college student gets over 200% of iron, zinc and calcium per day.

A male college student intakes 3447 calories/day (101% RDA). His iron intake is 284% RDA. His zinc intake is 282% RDA. His calcium intake is 346% RDA. These values are 3-day averages. Should he attempt to lower his intake of these minerals? Why or why not? There is no RDA for calories. We can estimate...

Is a gram about 1/4 teaspoon?

I would like to know the quantifiable size of a gram. Is it about 1/4 teaspoon? I am trying to visualize this concept. Thanks There are 5 grams in a teaspoon and 15 grams in a tablespoon. So 1 gram is less than 1/4 tsp, but more than 1/8.

What does a diet mean?

What does a diet mean? Is a diet important for a person? A person's diet is the food and beverages that you eat. It does not necessarily mean weight loss.

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