You’re a urine-making machine
The body produces between two and 2.5 litres of urine every day. But that doesn’t mean you have to drink jugs of water to keep up. “It doesn’t just come from what you drink, it comes from what you eat, too. Fruit and veggies high in water also contribute,” says Dr Steven A. Kaplan.
It’s a natural detox
Weeing might just be the healthiest detox on the market. Urine is made by the kidneys (the body’s natural filtration system) and helps rid the body of toxins and other waste that would otherwise remain in your blood. “Wee gets rid of poisons in your body. It’s very natural and very important,” says Dr Kaplan.
Unsure if you’re suffering from dehydration? Here are 7 signs and symptoms that tell you your body is dehydrated.
‘Wee shy’ is real
Think twice before making fun of your ‘wee shy’ friend. Paruresis is a social anxiety disorder (also known as Shy Bladder Syndrome) and affects about 7% of the population. Sufferers are fearful of using the toilet when other people are nearby. The good news: it’s likely treatable with behavioural therapy if your weeing-in-public phobia is particularly disruptive.