Your pee can say a lot about your health and it’s worth to take a peek at it next time you go to the bathroom, as well as consult with your doctor should you notice anything abnormal. The following are 11 things you might not know about your pee.
11. Pee Doesn’t Heal a Jellyfish Sting
We’ve seen it in movies and heard the tales about how beneficial pee can be to a jellyfish sting. However, this myth has officially been debunked. According to Steven A. Kaplan, MD, director of the men’s health program at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, “There’s absolutely no truth to the legend that pee has any healing or antibacterial properties, so you probably shouldn’t have your friend pee on you, ever.”
10. You’re a Urine-Making Machine
You produce between two and two and a half liters of urine every day; however, that doesn’t mean you have to drink excessive amounts of water. “It doesn’t just come from what you drink, it comes from what you eat, too. Fruits and veggies high in water also contribute,” says Dr. Kaplan.