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    20 People Who Thought They Were Dying After They Ate Beets

    Leading cause of heart attack: looking into the toilet after forgetting you ate beets.

    Before we get to the tweets, have you ever looked in the toilet after eating beets—the revered vegetable loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and potassium—and suffered a minor heart attack?

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    If you've ever eaten a beet, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Yup, it's a thing: Beets turn your body fluids an alarming shade of red due to a phenomenon known as "beeturia."

    So no, you're not dying, you don't have stomach cancer, and you're not internally bleeding: you're externally beeting. (Sorry.)

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    1. No medical emergency here.

    Panic that there was a medical emergency subsided once I realized I ate roasted beets for dinner last night.

    2. Ah, the sweet relief when you realize.

    I started to panic. Then I realized I ate beets yesterday.

    3. Buttload...of...beets.

    Thought I might have stomach cancer, then realized I ate, literally, a buttload of beets last night.

    4. Whew.

    Me this morning before I realized that I ate beets last night and am not bleeding from the inside

    5. Not a loser, just a person whose fallen prey to the demon beets.

    I just peed pink and I got so scared and was freaking out and then I realized that I ate beets today. I'm such a loser.

    6. "So I thought I had a GI bleed!" Casual.

    So I thought I had a GI bleed! Then I realized it was the beets I ate from my garden this morning.....good to know......#redshit #beets

    7. 😅

    I panicked for a moment. Then I realized I ate beets for dinner last night. 😅

    8. In other news...

    In other news, I thought I was bleeding internally until I realized I ate a lot of beets last night....

    9. Been there.

    I thought I was shitting blood and then I realized I ate beets @FrankIero

    10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...feels so good.

    I just had the scariest two minutes of my life, until I realized I ate beets for lunch.

    11. It's the little things in life. #SmallWin

    Thought I was going to have to rush to a proctologist, then realized I ate beets last night. #smallwin

    12. Purple's a new color.

    Was worried this morning but then realized I ate beets last night #purple

    13. Dan, it's not TMI, because the world is falling down with you.

    Thought I was dying and then realized I ate beets. #TMI

    14. Literally "bloody hell" just about sums it up.

    For a second I thought I was dying. Then I realized I ate beets last night. Bloody hell.

    15. This is a lot to unpack.

    Oh man, i thought i was dying because when i was dropping kids off today there was a lot of blood in the toilet. Then i realized i ate beets

    16. My ass is, in fact, not dying.

    so on the terlit and realized that yes i ate a crap ton of beets and my ass is in fact not dying

    17. Moment of panic!!!

    Moment of panic!!! Then I realized, oh yeah, I ate beets. #redpoo

    18. Ebola fail.

    Had a serious health scare, and then realized no, I just ate a whole mess of beets last night. #whew #Ebola_fail

    19. You and everyone else, Darren.

    just had a moment of panic until I realized I ate a lot of beets for dinner last night.

    20. All is well in the world.

    I was just about in a mad panic...then I realized - I ate beets yesterday

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