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.

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...

If I go to GNC, they have vitamins that are supposed to increase metabolism. Are they effective?

Thanks a lot. I was just wondering because if I go to like GNC and they have vitamins and stuff that are supposed to increase metabolism. So I was just curious is as to whether or not they are at all effective. Forget supplements unless you eat less than 1200 calories a day, then take...

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...

What about cooked cereal? Isn’t it better than cold cereal?

I know that whole wheat bread is better than white bread. What about cooked cereal? Isn't it better than cold cereal? It depends on which cold and which cooked cereal you are comparing. I recommend any cereal that is not sugarcoated but is enriched with iron, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. These nutrients are usually lost...

When I eat asparagus, I find my urine has an odor.

When I eat asparagus, I find that my urine has a peculiar odor. Why is that? I understand this vegetable has cleansing abilities, if so, how does it do it and what is it exactly cleansing or detoxifying? What's asparagus noted for nutritionally? Thanks! Please let me know. Some people, notice a strong odor after eating...

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...

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...

How long should frozen berries be boiled?

How long should frozen fruit be boiled? Only until it thaws or up to ten minutes? This refers to raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. You do not need to boil frozen fruit. Frozen fruit is best when thawed slightly. The thawed fruit can be eaten as is or added to other recipes, cooked or uncooked. Strawberries,...

Is there a book that I could buy telling the nutritional values of foods?

I meant to mention that if there is a book that I could buy telling the nutritional values of various foods, I would be willing to buy it. If there were one that you recommend, I would appreciate your advice. Why don't you look at Edmund's Food Ratings For Dieters that I wrote? Basically, it...

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