Ketones in urine are a sign of insulin deficiency or an indication that the body is using fat instead of carbohydrates as a source of energy. Ketones are chemicals formed when the body breaks down fat for energy, as WebM... More » Science Human Anatomy

Ketone levels are related to diabetes because high levels in the blood and urine indicate insufficient insulin levels, an insulin reaction or the need to eat, reports the American Diabetes Association. When the body has ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Dehydration can darken urine, and urinary tract infections, which are more common in pregnant woman, can turn urine bloody or cloudy, writes Mayo Clinic. Vitamin consumption can also change urine color, states Today I Fo... More »

The presence of ketones in a diabetic's urine indicates that the body is converting energy from fat instead of glucose due to an insulin shortage, according to the American Diabetes Association. Trace ketones amounts war... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Excess aeration within the urine stream, sometimes described as bubbles or foam, can be a warning sign of more serious medical conditions such as proteinuria, an indication of conjugated bilirubin within the urine or a s... More » Science Human Anatomy

One piece of common nutrition information is that carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the brain, which helps the body function properly. Carbohydrates are most common in fruits, breads, grains and starchy veg... More » Food Food Facts

Good carbohydrates are high-fiber whole grains, vegetables and fruits that supply the body with a nutrient-rich, long-lasting energy source, while bad carbohydrates are low in nutrients and high in added sugars, accordin... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Nutritional Content