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Beetroot Bowel Blaster

Discussion in 'off topic' started by stevec67, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    The Brown Laser? Oooh yeah. Nile Cruise 25 years ago. The last night. Big Banquet. Everyone dressed up. Mummies, the Fez you name it. The Next Day? Total Bedlam. From the bottom. The Old Cataract in Aswan never knew what hit it. Poor maids. What a mess.

    Can sympathise with some people here.
  2. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    This thread really does have Too Much Information.
  3. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Some people talk such sh...
  4. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Not quite the same thing, but a surfeit of beetroot turns my pee beetroot red, which is quite disconcerting!
  5. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

  6. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I love Beetroot.

    So there.. :p
  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

  8. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    I'm similarly immune to such effects from eating stuff. I first noted this when a group of twelve of us went on a caving expedition to Yugoslavia in the 1960s. All my pals were badly affected by something they either ate or drank, and when our kind Yugoslav hosts took us to a local restaurant to treat us to a delicious meal, I was the only one who could actually eat anything, which of course I did with great relish, much to the annoyance of the rest. The final straw for them was when I farted - I'd have been lynched if any of them could have run. I was sent off to the local hospital to see if they could prescribe something for my long-suffering chums, and the Yugoslavs helpfully gave me a local word to describe the illness to the doctors. On arriving at the hospital, I pointed to my stomach and told the nurses "Driska". They ran off & dragged out a doctor who happened to speak English, and quickly informed me that "Driska"..."Was not a nice word...". Cue much hilarity from those pesky Yugoslav cavers.

    SWMBO, on the other hand, seems to get ill on eating the seemingly most innocuous things. She puts this down to when she spent time in Africa, & picked up some exotic local bug.
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  9. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    I love the pickled beetroot you get in jars, I just drink the juice and throw the chewy bits away.
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  10. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Never had any problems with beetroot(natures viagra allegedly) but oh lordy if I eat more than a a few chunks of pineapple the effects are profound with at least a painful day of waiter's ring and regular applications of germolene to keep the tears at bay.
  11. cobbers

    cobbers pfm Member

    Borscht - love it, no ill effects.
  12. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I love plain, boiled beetroot. It makes a good and filling compromise when a green salad etc., just isn't enough.. but you want to avoid bread and potatoes. I've even been known to grow my own. I also love the pre-cooked variety in plastic packaging. Tesco do a rather nice line in small beets cooked in spicy vinegar. Not cheap.. but very yum!

    P.S. A very old Marguerite Patten cookbook we have, suggests serving boiled beetroot with Parsley Sauce. I suspect that might be a double laser provocation for some. :)

    P.P.S. Lots of good info about Beetroot nutrition etc., here: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/beetroot

    It seems that the laser effect is related to 'FODMAPS', which some people cannot tolerate, resulting in 'unpleasant' digestive symptoms.
  13. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Might I suggest that you lie to your Doc and tell them that you have been having a few issues with hemorrhoids. They may then prescribe something like Proctosedyl, or Ultraproct, as either suppositories, or cream. Miraculous stuff which contains both an effective painkiller such as Cinchocaine and a steroid to reduce inflammation.... or so I'm told....:rolleyes:
  14. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Or I could lay of the pineapple chunks and stick to Kola Kubes..;-)
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  15. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    Fruit peel or apricots, peaches and nectarines do me in, I'll have a really itchy mouth and throat for an hour or so and then brown laser time. Mushrroms to a lesser extent but I love the taste so just put up with the problems.

    Love beetroot and it has no affects, the sweetfire stuff from waitrose is really nice

  16. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    I didn't know about beetroot's laxative effect, and I absolutely hate the stuff anyway, but last night I had a couple of slithers. Talk about constitutional crisis this morning, blinkin' 'eck! It was very close to the effect of that 'bowel conditioner' that you have to take before a colonic investigation.

    Then again, it could have been the very rare loin of venison that it was accompanying. Game does tend to speed things up a bit, for me, but I've never experienced anything like that from just eating food.

    Fasting day today.
  17. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Toast, dry.
  18. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    Having Beetroot Carpaccio with Goaty cheese and rocket/persian date salad for tea.......yeooooooo
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  19. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Just don’t look up ‘figging’ on Wikipedia

  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    conditioning the end of ones knob with fresh ginger is highly stimulating, but dont bother trying with fresh or dried powdered chilli.
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