Ask Poopreport: Beets?

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Why do beets make my pee so purple?

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They don`t affect my pee, but, by god if I eat a pound or so the night before my turds are really purple. Must be some strong dye in there somewhere.

The only thing that affects my pee is asparagus - in a big smelly way.

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If I load up on egg whites I have overpowering pee an hour or so later. Like T-box, beets don't effect my pee but give me some lovely turds the next day. I am having pickled beets for supper tonight and look forward to my "purple drop" tomorrow morning.


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Very rarely--say, half a dozen times in my life--I have noticed a reddish tinge in my pee after eating beets and/or drinking beet juice. Almost always, though, I notice the red or purple glow in my poop. If a given bowel movement combines two or more meals, it will sometimes divide so that part of it is brown and part is red or purple, possibly mixed with brown. Beets are great!

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Why is your pee purple? Beets me. This is a website about poop, after all.
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Wikipedia says that Betanin, the name of the "dye" in beetroot is not broken down in the stomach and can stain both urine and poop....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetroot#As_a_dye

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So I would guess that those of us with purple poo and traditional yellow pee have very good kidneys.


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After reading that, oberons, I can see why I get a lot of "morning wood"!

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I am in California from Russia for school, and I made borscht for my host family my first week here. It is made largely of beets. My host sister came out of the can that evening and asked "Do beets make you pee red, or should I go to the hospital?"

Evidently, you are not alone, although I've been a beet-eater for 20 years and have only pooped purple, never peed it.

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Well, Rebekkah, you`re the expert, and I`m glad I only crap purple.

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I know! Maybe those who eat a ton of beets all the time get their kidneys all used to doing the laundry with bleach. If a person's kidneys have not encountered beets very much, those kidneys don't know to add the bodily clorox in time to bleach the pee.
I hate beets, but my favorite color is purple. I have been missing out!
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I don't even know who can stomach eating beets. I know they're good for you but oh-so-gross. I"ve never heard of anyone having purple pee. That would terrify me if I peed purple. But we've all had green poop!


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Maybe add some red wine to enchance the impact of the color !

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They turn mine pinkish. Once when that happened I freaked out because I thought I was peeing blood. Good thing I remembered that I had eaten beets the night before!


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I don't care for beets, therefore I don't eat them. My wife however had them a couple Thanksgivings ago and forgot, she thought she was pooping blood until she remembered.

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Why on earth would you decide to talk about poop? Who are you people? Is poop that entertaining?

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Whoblogsaboutpoop ... What amazes me is that you came to a website named poop report and are surprised that people talk about poop. Let's talk about your brain for a little while or would that be redundant?


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Redundant? Nah, not redundant, which is repetitive. Pointless, perhaps, is a better term, Chief. Talking about something that is non-existent has always appeared pointless to me.


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That`s what I keep saying to those fuckers that keep fucking talking to me in my head when I`m trying to sleep, Bilge.

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Oh T-box, those are real. If you fined tuned yourself, you would be able to pinpoint there origin, which would be Teddy's Garage and Pizza Joint.


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okay so i fart alot like every seoned no joke and it is really embarressing couse i go to school and stuff and i go out in public and i fart so much that its so embarressing ahhh o and im rlly constipated help

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Run, Sentence, run on! Grammar will never catch up with you! Spelling is way back there too. Typing has fallen by the wayside.

Oh, Sentence! My Sentence! Wherefore art thou? Thy period is gone! Thy capital letter is too! Thy conjunction junctions have wreaked havoc on the English highway.

But! Do not constipate, my Sentence! Run on! Run on!

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To affect the quality of the poo, that is the art of life. ~Thoreau, sort of.

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The anonymous farter is suffering from verbal diarrhea, in which the words, misspelled or not, keep pouring forth uncontrollably. Perhaps a dose of mental Paregoric?

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I have always thought that beets have such a dark pigment that the kidneys can't eradicate all of it from the water they filter.

I love beets. Love them. I buy a fresh bunch once a month and boil them slowly while I saute the green tops and eat them like collards. Last time I added the beet tops to the mince I made for the family. I browned hamburger and onions, then added over a cup of red wine and enough fresh broth to cover. As it slowly simmered down, I added garlic and small amounts of milk at a time along with some tomato sauce. After seasoning it, I put ribbon-sliced beet greens in the mess and waited for them to wilt. The family ate it over noodles. It looked pretty good.

We usually take the beet slices and chill them, add salt and tons of vinegar and sugar and then add hard-boiled eggs. Two weeks later, the eggs are pickled, and we all pee pink!


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Oh right. You actually want us to believe that you poured wine into a dish you were cooking and not your gullet? C'mon Daph, we aren't that gullible. Well, most of us aren't.
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Drat. Foiled again.


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Yes, Daphne, beet greens are wonderful (as well as beets), especially if you can get them fairly fresh. I have noted the red effect from them also, even without the beetroot. We cook the leaves like we cook spinach, slow in a saucepan with only the water we washed them in. (In sufficient quantity, they can pretty well assure a strong bowel movement if I have been the slightest bit reluctant.)

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To be honest, my life would be much more boring without collard and beet greens. They're like activity time for my colon, too!


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