Making America’s Day Great Can Really Stink!

This being the birthday weekend of America and all the politicking that surrounds us, I felt an appropriate blog post would be a blend between something that is unbelievably great, yet really stinks. If you swap out our country and politics and replace them with Asparagus and pee….well, you see where I’m headed with this.

Have you ever-grilled asparagus? I have and I will admit that there is no better way to enjoy these spruces. The only downside is the first void of the bladder following the consumption of these delicious grill mates. First, lets talk about how we can prepare them, than we will discuss how to avoid the post consumption stink fest that follows.

What you need:

  • 1 lb of asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat grill to a high heat. Lightly brush olive oil on spears. Brush spears with minced garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Grill for 2-3 minutes or to desired tenderness. Enjoy!

Now that you’ve enjoyed these, how do you avoid the inevitable conclusion? Well, according to WebMD, it’s actually not your pee that is the problem, but rather it’s your nose.

“Depending on which study you read, between 22% and 50% of the population report having pungent pee after eating asparagus. But that doesn’t mean only some people’s bodies generate that smell. Researchers believe that, during digestion, the vegetable’s sulfurous amino acids break down into smelly chemical components in all people. And because those components are “volatile,” meaning airborne, the odor wafts upward as the urine leaves the body and can be detected as soon as 15 minutes after you eat this spring delicacy.

But only about one-quarter of the population appears to have the special gene that allows them to smell those compounds. So the issue isn’t whether or not your pee is smelly; it’s whether you’re able to smell it. If you smell a funny fragrance in your urine after you eat asparagus, you’re not only normal, you have a good nose.”

Cheers to a Happy Fourth of July!

I hope it doesn’t stink! (sorry, couldn’t resist)