So, I've had my J-pouch for about 6 years now, and other than blueberries, have never really eaten a food that has made such an impact on the color of what comes out. I've seen what happens when my kids eat blue food coloring from cake frosting...that's quite a sight. When I had my ostomy, I remember having a drink with heavy red food coloring and thought I was dying when I saw my output.
Well, similar story last night. First time I've ever had beets! And we had a lot of them. It was a beet risotto and it contained a cup of red wine (I've also never had red wine). So, I can't even begin to tell you the sheer panic after going to the bathroom last night! Then I remembered how my husband's hands got stained and how our cutting board is permanently dyed from cutting the beets, and then it all made sense.
Just a warning to those who have never eaten beets like me...don't panic...you're not dying ;-)