What Causes Urine to Smell Like Popcorn and How Is This Treated?
The smell of popcorn is one of the most common odors found in humans. The aroma of popcorn is caused from the presence of two chemicals: glucose (a sugar) and acrylamide (an industrial chemical). Acrylamide causes cancer in animals when ingested or inhaled. It’s used as a pesticide, but it can cause other health problems too. Acrylamide is also known as POP! (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), POP! (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon), and PAH (Perfluorooctanoic Acid).
Popcorn is produced using genetically modified corn. This means that the GMO corn contains toxic levels of pesticides such as 2,4-D and DDE.
These chemicals are carcinogenic to humans, causing birth defects and other diseases.
Acrylamide is not just found in food products; it’s also present in air pollution. Air pollution causes lung damage, heart disease, and cancer.
In addition to its effects on human health, acrylamide has been linked to various types of cancers including leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Acrylamide exposure may increase your risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease.
Acrylamide exposure increases your chance of getting bladder cancer and liver tumors.
So how can you get rid of the smell of pop corn from your body?
To be honest, you can’t get rid of the smell of food that has been digested and turned into waste. But there is an easy way to prevent pop corn odor from your urine. It’s called cranberries, or more specifically cranberry juice. Cranberry juice prevents acrylamide from being absorbed by the body. This prevents acrylamide from entering the blood stream and causing kidney damage.
Unfortunately, you can’t use cranberry tablets to prevent the smell. This is because most of the juice from the cranberry tablet is absorbed by the body before it reaches the large intestine where it can prevent the smell of your waste.
The only way to stop this odor is with cranberry juice that you drink.
The best way to prevent acrylamide from entering the blood stream is to drink lots of water. Cranberry juice prevents acrylamide from being absorbed by the body, but it does nothing to stop the smell of urine after it leaves your body.
In addition to cranberry juice, vitamin C supplements can also help reduce the odor of urine. Aspirin can also be used to get rid of the smell of cigarettes.
Acetominophen (Tylenol) is a liver protective. It can be used to prevent the damage acrylamide causes to your liver.
High fructose corn syrup is a sweetener used in various food products. It’s made from genetically modified corn and causes obesity, diabetes mellitus type 2, liver damage and tooth decay.
High fructose corn syrup contains toxic levels of mercury. It’s linked to cancer, autism and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Bisphenol-A is a chemical that’s used in the production of plastics, such as baby bottles and plastic eating utensils. It’s a known hormone disruptor that causes cancer.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate is a foaming agent that’s used in most shampoos, soaps and other cleaning agents. It causes skin irritation and eye swelling.
The poisonous substance can also cause your liver to fail.
Butylated Hydroxytoluene is a preservative that’s also used in rubber tires and petroleum products. It causes your liver to become carcinogenic.
The chemical can cause cancer in other parts of the body as well as leukemia.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is an ingredient in various cleaning agents. It causes skin and eye irritation, respiratory issues and can cause severe burns.
The chemical can also lead to miscarriage.
Carbon Dioxide is a gas that’s emitted from power plants and the combustion of fossil fuels. It causes global warming, ocean acidification, crop decline and death of marine life.
Flame Retardant is used in various household items. It can cause cancer, liver failure, skin irritation and respiratory problems.
Flame retardant chemicals can cause cells to become mutated and lead to cancer. The chemical is linked to ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Parabens are preservatives found in numerous personal hygiene products, such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions and makeup. Parabens mimic estrogen in the body which can lead to development of mammary tumors and reproductive issues in males.
Plastic Microbeads are very small particles of plastic that are used in various health and beauty products, such as toothpastes and face washes. They cause intestinal damage and can be absorbed into the body.
They also cause hormone disruption and can lead to birth defects.
Triclosan is a chemical that’s added to various health and beauty products to give them antimicrobial properties. It’s found in toothpastes, soaps, detergents and mouthwashes.
The chemical has been found to be up to 28 times stronger than PCBs and up to 3 times stronger than DDT.
Insecticides include a number of poisons that are designed to kill insects. They’re linked to brain cancer and respiratory issues.
If you want to become healthy, wealthy and wise, stay away from these toxic food additives. They’re making you sick and preventing you from reaching your full potential.
Here are the top 10 healthiest foods for you to eat:
Eggs contain more than just protein, such as antioxidants that improve your eyesight and help you to avoid diseases of old age.
Spinach is rich in nutrients like magnesium and folic acid. Both of these enhance the functionality of your body’s cells, which improves your immune system and slows down the aging process.
Salmon has high levels of omega-3 oils, which prevents blood clots and reduces your risk of stroke. It also lowers your cholesterol and reduces your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
Blueberries are small but mighty. They’re packed with antioxidants that prevent cancer and keep your skin looking youthful.
They also reduce your risk of osteoporosis and vision problems.
5. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, which protects your lungs and helps you to fight off infection. They also contain vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that slows down the aging process of your cells.
Garlic contains antioxidants and a compound known as allicin. Both of these protect your body from free radical damage to your cells, which slows down the aging process and reduces your risk of getting cancer and other diseases.
Pomegranates are high in antioxidants and beneficial fiber, which protects your digestive system from ailments and disease. They also contain ellagitannins and anthocyanins, which prevent heart disease and other health issues.
8. Green Tea
Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant known as catechin, which reduces inflammation in the body, fights off cancer and prevents the clogging of arteries. It’s also a natural stimulant that prevents fatigue and keeps you alert and awake.
9. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants that prevent the hardening of your arteries. It also elevates your mood by increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain, which prevents depression and anxiety.
Always choose dark chocolate over milk chocolate because it has health benefits that milk chocolate can’t provide.
10. Green Peas
Green peas are a great source of fiber, which improves the health of your digestive system and prevents constipation. They also contain protein, which prevents muscle loss and slows down the aging process of your cells.
You’re probably wondering how you can incorporate these foods into your daily eating habits. It’s actually very easy to do so.
For example, you could set aside one day each week where you eat only eggs. On another day, you could eat only salmon. Every day you could eat something different from the list, or you could have two or three of them in the same day.
The choice is yours, but no matter what you decide, you’re going to see major improvements in your overall health if you stick with eating these foods on a daily basis and avoid junk food like the plague (or at least limit your intake of it).
Eat right. Stay fit.
Live long. It’s really not that complicated.
Thanks for reading,
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