Sumary of Secret Side Effects of Eating Asparagus, Says Science:
- Asparagus contains a chemical compound called asparagusic acid that isn’t found anywhere else.
- This compound contains sulfur, and although sulfur can be found in other foods like eggs, dairy products, and certain fruits, this specific compound is unique to asparagus.
- According to a study found in Phytochemistry Journal, asparagusic acid is the main cause of the odor in your urine.
- According to a study published in the BMJ, there is a specific genetic variation that exists in humans that allows them to smell the acid in their urine after eating asparagus.
- Asparagus even contains a unique fiber called “inulin,” which is found in things like garlic, artichokes, bananas, and chicory root.
- (RELATED: The Most Common Reason You’re Always Bloated) If you eat asparagus on a regular basis, you may run the risk of interfering with specific blood-thinning medications.
- Because vitamin K is high in proteins that cause blood coagulation, this vitamin can sometimes interfere with certain blood-thinning medications like Warfarin.