After watching today's episode of the Rachel Ray Show, on the color of your urine and what it means, I decided to post, (repost) this information once again.
Normal urine color ranges from pale yellow to deep amber — the result of a pigment called urochrome and how diluted or concentrated the urine is.
But the color of your urine may not always be normal. B vitamins turn urine color an eye-popping green, for instance. Carrot juice can tint it orange. And porphyria, a disease that affects your skin and nervous system, earned its reputation — and its name — by turning urine the color of port wine.
Proteinuria (Excessive protein in urine) causes foaming and bubbles in water.
Most changes in urine color are harmless and temporary — the result of certain foods, dyes, supplements or prescription drugs.
Occasionally, though, unusual urine color can indicate an infection or serious illness. Talk to your doctor about changes in urine color that persist or don't seem linked to medications or food.