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(BBC)   Beet juice can significantly reduce blood pressure, turn your toilet bright red   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 29
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2008-02-06 02:44:13 PM  
images.eonline.com

FACT
 
2008-02-06 02:48:08 PM  
do you need to say it 3 times for it to work?
 
2008-02-06 03:00:10 PM  
Beetlejuice?

Bad as can!
 
2008-02-06 03:00:40 PM  
submitter: turn your toilet bright red

That's just nothing I want to happen for any reason.

willywanka: do you need to say it 3 times for it to work?

Well played sir.
 
2008-02-06 03:10:01 PM  
Now I'm all hungry for an Aussie burger with beetroot ;)
 
2008-02-06 03:22:11 PM  
My dead grandmother swore by beets. Beets in every meal. Beets everywhere.
 
2008-02-06 03:23:47 PM  
GaryPDX: My dead grandmother swore by beets. Beets in every meal. Beets everywhere.

Beets are a used as a laxative. Old people like to be "regular".
 
2008-02-06 03:26:39 PM  
ArcadianRefugee: GaryPDX: My dead grandmother swore by beets. Beets in every meal. Beets everywhere.

Beets are a used as a laxative. Old people like to be "regular".


I can relate..lol.
 
2008-02-06 03:29:48 PM  
I just came here to say "YUMMMY BEETS!" Drools
 
2008-02-06 03:30:21 PM  
Beetlejuice?
 
2008-02-06 03:50:30 PM  
GrouchoBinks: Beetlejuice?

hachijuhachi: Beetlejuice?

NOBODY SAY IT AGAIN!
 
2008-02-06 04:01:21 PM  
Etchy333: GrouchoBinks: Beetlejuice?

hachijuhachi: Beetlejuice?

NOBODY SAY IT AGAIN!


Beetlejuice! (new window)
 
2008-02-06 04:06:32 PM  
Damn it, GaryPDX. Now you've gone and summoned up some Danny Elfman music. Shame on you!
 
2008-02-06 04:08:07 PM  
GaryPDX: My dead grandmother swore by beets. Beets in every meal. Beets everywhere.

Guess it didn;t help her, if she's dead.
 
2008-02-06 04:08:11 PM  
Etchy333: Damn it, GaryPDX. Now you've gone and summoned up some Danny Elfman music. Shame on you!

I was surprised I found the right scene on youtube...lol.
 
2008-02-06 04:15:51 PM  
studentdoctor.com.msu.edu

And your hair too...
 
2008-02-06 05:20:13 PM  
a263.ac-images.myspacecdn.com

Approves.
 
2008-02-06 06:28:03 PM  
Don't think I've ever had a beet. What do they taste like? Is the juice good?
 
2008-02-06 06:46:42 PM  
Arthur Jumbles they taste alot like...well, dirt. I'm not exactly a beet fan.
 
2008-02-06 06:50:00 PM  
I fed someone borsch once and they later thought they were dying after using the toilet. No, your bowels are not bleeding to death. No, ground glass was not an ingredient in the soup.
 
2008-02-06 07:48:22 PM  
BEARS. BEETS. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
 
2008-02-06 08:00:20 PM  
Sliced, pickled beets are my favorite snack. I wonder if they have the same effect?
 
2008-02-06 08:43:05 PM  
Fraggler
img91.imageshack.us

/Uh, ah this is an "oldie"
//..at least it's an oldie...where I come from..
 
2008-02-06 09:07:50 PM  
Only about 15% of the population will see their pee turn purple or red after they eat fresh (not pickled) beets. I found that out when I had fresh beets for the first time and called my doctor to find out if I was dying.

This link explains it (new window) and will also get you scared about a possible iron deficiency! Fun times!
 
2008-02-06 11:20:45 PM  
The key beneficial ingredient appears to be nitrate, which is also found in green, leafy vegetables.

And the nitrates are much cheaper than the day rates. (Very, very old joke. See there was a time when phone rates were higher when you called long distance during the day... oh, never mind. Get off my lawn.)

SpinStopper: Now I'm all hungry for an Aussie burger with beetroot ;)

Never even heard of such a thing until my daughter married an Aussie. He puts a fried egg on his burger as well. No wonder they drink so much.
 
2008-02-07 01:36:02 AM  
kaylward: And your hair too...

I came here for this and wasn't disappointed.
 
2008-02-07 01:45:44 AM  
I drank this spicy soda called Brainwash I got from Bevmo, one 16 oz. bottle.

I pooped blue for two days.
 
2008-02-07 09:22:50 AM  
Beet juice! Beet Juice! BEET JUICE!!
 
2008-02-08 01:11:20 AM  
I thought I had colon cancer. Turns out, I just ate too many beats.
 
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