Last week, my son was suffering from a bad cough, of course I took him to the doctor where the go-to medicine (amoxicillin) was prescribed. Three days after taking his meds, I noticed that his urine REEKED! Not only did it smell when he used the toilet, but because he is in the potty-training stage, my comforter, sheets and anything else he managed to have an accident on, smelled for days! I promise, even after throwing them in the washer, I could STILL smell my sons pee on the items. Smelly pee can be something serious. Below, I’ve put together a list of foods that could affect your pee too. I warn you, eat responsibly and to nk plenty of water afterwards! :)
- Bananas, Salmon, Turkey & Chicken: According to Livestrong.com, Foods that come packed with vitamin B-6, when consumed in large amounts can cause urine odor. They can also turn your urine to a fluorescent yellow or green color.
- Alcohol and Coffee: Both alcohol and coffee can cause smelly urine because they are diuretics. But it isn’t the actual type of or brand of alcohol or coffee that makes your pee smell. What happens is that your body’s natural response to the alcohol or coffee is to make you urinate more frequently than normal. Excessive or frequent urinating causes your body to become dehydrated. The uric acid and other chemicals in your pee become more concentrated and stronger-smelling.
- Asparagus: No stranger to the list of causing hideous orders.
- Broccoli: Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts, can sometimes cause urine to have an unusual or foul odor.
- Garlic: This one is a hard one for me, because I put garlic in absolutely EVERYTHING that I cook. But, garlic is another food that can cause your pee to smell bad, especially when eaten in large quantities or when eaten raw. It contains sulfuric substances that smell unpleasant to the human nose.