There are certain “unfriendly” or “antisocial” foods that have unwanted after-effects when you eat them. But despite this, you’d still want them due to their known good effects to your health. Here is the list of these foods:
Asparagus is simply rich in dietary fiber, and B vitamin folate. It has sulfur compounds that smell as they are expelled from the body through your urine.
To avoid having smelly urine you need to reduce your consumption of asparagus in one sitting. Also, you need to drink lots of water every time you eat asparagus in order to flush out the chemicals. But according to a naturopath and director of education at Blackmores, named Pam Stone:
“Smelly urine may also be a sign of a urinary tract infection. So, see your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.”
Beans are a rich source of soluble fiber, which produces gas once it is finally digested in the large intestine. This makes you fart (a lot).
But despite this effect, high fiber foods are needed by the body as it keeps the digestive system healthy and fights off many diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and controls blood cholesterol levels.
Soothe your bloated and gassy stomach with the help of herbal teas made from ginger, peppermint, lemon balm, licorice, and chamomile. Taking probiotics may also help.
Raw Garlic And Onion
Eating raw onion and garlic can have an immediate and lasting for hour effects. It causes a smell on your breath which makes you want to reach for a mouth freshener into the next day. This effect is mainly due to their sulfur compounds that are very smelly.
But even if garlic and onions may contribute to bad breath, adding them into your food is recommended since they are known to contain phytochemicals that can combat diseases and contribute to promoting good health.
Ease the problem by simply drinking lots of water. You may also drink milk to reduce the effect of the compounds present in garlic and onions. Sucking on mint or sipping peppermint tea, as well as chewing on parsley can also help.
Carrots are loaded with vitamin A, which is good for the eyes. However, consumption of carrots in large quantities can cause a harmless condition known as carotenemia, wherein the skin turns orange due to an overload of beta-carotene. This is common among young children – who were fed lots of mashed-up carrots as baby food – as well as in vegetarians.
To prevent this condition from happening you need to get enough sleep, drink adequate amounts of water, and see to it that the foods you are eating are full of variety. Opt for foods that are rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids which are good for the skin.