Ok, I don’t know you personally. But I think I can safely say we’re alike in at least one way.
You don’t want any surprises when you use the toilet.
Especially black, green, pink, purple or bright red poops.
Now, sometimes a technicolor stool is cause for alarm. But most of the time, it’s something we ate.
And it doesn’t have to be an artificial color like Red #40 that freaks you out when you look in the bowl.
Plenty of healthy foods can deliver a surprise if you eat a lot of them.
So don’t be alarmed if you start drinking kale or spinach smoothies and you find yourself staring at a green poop.
The chlorophyll pigment doesn’t break down very well. Although as a bonus, it’s probably not going to be all that stinky.
If you indulge in red wine, you’ve probably seen dark deposits the next day. If a wine is high in tannins, it can lead to blackish stools.
But it also probably means you need to dial it back.
But one of the biggest shock foods that can impact both your poop and urine are beets.
Now beets are incredibly healthy, but around 15% of us will regularly experience almost blood red waste after eating, a condition called “beeturia.”
The red pigments in beets are called betalains. Betalains are strong antioxidants, and every cell in a beet has them.
Some scientists believe that when oxalic acids are high in your body – from eating spinach, rhubarb or cocoa powder (among other foods) – it can interfere with your ability to break down the beet’s red pigments.
So even if you’re not prone to beeturia, you can experience a surprise from time to time.
Unfortunately, despite how healthy beets are, the biggest problem when it comes to getting people to eat them isn’t the color.
It’s the taste.
And that’s a shame. Because beets are one of the best ways to naturally raise your body’s production of nitric oxide.
With a boost of nitric oxide, your body enjoys a powerful jumpstart in critical circulation.
And that translates into benefits literally from your head to your toes.
Increased circulation is a way to “wake up” your brain, for greater alertness and a feeling of being sharper.
And proper circulation to your fingers and toes means no more tingling, chills or double-layered socks, just to survive a walk outside in the winter.
Believe me, if you’re that person who’s “always cold” then your body is practically screaming for nitric oxide.
So, it might be worth a purple poop now and again to get these benefits.Though I’ll let you in on a secret. You can skip the beets (I don’t like the taste either) and still get all the benefits – and then some – with THIS.