Doctor's Note

This is a follow-up to Friday's video-of-the-day Asparagus pee, a tangent in my series about the athletic performance-enhancing effects of vegetables that started with Doping with beet juice. For more on the wonders of garlic, check out videos #1 Anticancer Vegetable and the "prequel," Veggies vs. Cancer. And that's just one of more than a thousand subjects I have videos on here at NutritionFacts.org—an all-free, no-ads, and evidence-based (see links to all the papers in the Sources Cited section above) resource for all.

For some context, please check out my associated blog posts: Using Greens to Improve Athletic Performance and  Treating an Enlarged Prostate With Diet.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    This is a follow-up to Friday’s video-of-the-day Asparagus pee, a tangent in my series about the athletic performance-enhancing effects of vegetables that started with Doping with beet juice. For more on the wonders of garlic, check out videos #1 Anticancer Vegetable and the “prequel,” Veggies vs. Cancer. And that’s just one of more than a thousand subjects I have videos on here at NutritionFacts.org—an all-free, no-ads, and evidence-based (see links to all the papers in the Sources Cited section above) resource for all.

  • vjimener

    Hi Doc!
    Can you give me your opinion about hemp seeds? I’m interested in them from the point of view of amino acids.
    Thanks

    • Toxins

      Hello vjimener,

      If your wandering if hemp seeds are unique due to the “completeness” of the amino acid makeup, this is not a special trait. All whole plant foods, from berries, bananas and to greens, contain a full profile of the essential amino acids.

    • Joe

      I eat hemp seeds every day ground up in smoothies and on muesli. They do have a good protein content -10g in 4 tablespoons – but they also have lots of healthy fats – a good balance between omega 3 and 6.

  • Docholliday2006

    Hi Dr. Greger.

    I’m living in Thailand right now, and one of my favorite fruits is dragon fruit.

    It has the impressive ability to turn my urine and stools pinkish red.

    I’m wondering if there is a connection here. What causes the pink pee in dragon fruit?

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    For some context, please check out my associated blog post Using Greens to Improve Athletic Performance!

  • Radonna Willis

    I watched your beeturia video after my friend told me you only get pink urine after consuming beets if your stomach has a high pH level. Should I be concerned about that?

  • Derrek

    I have beeturia? Is this a problem? Anything I can do about it? I say it can signify a weak gut and possibly lead to leaky gut syndrome. Any advice? Thanks!

    • Tommasina

      According to the video above, beeturia is harmless and to be expected after eating beets! If you can’t watch the video for some reason, you can always click the transcript button under the video to read exactly what Dr. Greger says in the videos. :)

  • Mc

    My body odor smells like vinegar, does this mean I’m acidic?