Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Foods that May Increase Malodour or Discolour Effluent

Common foods that may increase malodour or discolour effluent:

  • Garlic
  • Fish
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs
  • Beets – discolouration of urine may occur, causing a reddish tinge
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