If you woke up this morning, poured yourself a cup of coffee, and thought to yourself, "Today is going to be a great day wherein I learn exactly nothing about my own pee," think again. We're here to educate you on everything you could possibly want to know about the yellow stuff, and yes, it's definitely more fascinating than it is gross. You might want to put that coffee down, though — as it turns out, it can affect how your pee smells.
Then again, pretty much everything you ingest can affect your pee, from the foods you eat to the beverages you drink to the medicines you take. Below, there is plenty of information to find out what makes a healthy pee, so you can read and assess for yourself if your stream is top-notch. Check out the fun-filled healthy pee facts and compare them to your own situation — if anything, it will bring you some inner peace (or should we say peece?)
#1. We pee more than a few times per day.
In fact, even if you don’t drink a ton of water, the average person pees about seven times per day. That’s a lot of pee, if you think about it.
#2. Your pee doesn't last very long, though.
Usually, your pee should last about seven seconds. If it only lasts a couple of seconds, you might be dehydrated or have a small infection.
#3. You might want to take note of the smell.
While we can’t say that it’s odorless, you definitely don’t want it to smell sweet. If pee smells sweet, take note, as it’s usually an indicator of diabetes.
#4. And if it smells bad, there might be a problem.
If your pee smells bad, take note. It means your peeing out protein and or glucose instead of absorbing those things into your system properly.
#5. Your bladder can hold about this much pee.
We’ve never thought about it before, but according to this infographic, your bladder can hold enough pee for a wild bachelorette party.
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