Why do certain foods make me pee so much more?
October 28, 2010 11:03 AM Subscribe
After I eat certain foods, I have to pee a lot more often than usual. What is going on?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When I eat a breakfast of pancakes (3 medium sized), 1 egg, and 2 small sausage patties, then drink a glass of water, I have to pee about twice an hour for the next 6 hours or so.
Same thing seems to happen with oatmeal or cracked wheat cereal.
After the first hour or two of trips to the bathroom, my pee is completely transparent.
This sort of freaks me out.
This hasn't always happened in the morning and doesn't seem dependent on the time of day.
1. What could be causing this?
2. Is this a good thing or a cause for concern? I read somewhere that clear pee is healthy. Most of the time my pee is yellow. But peeing so much feels so anomalous that I worry about it.
3. I'm pretty sure I have some food intolerances -- would this be related somehow? I have roseacea and recently stopped dairy and whole wheat, which seems to have helped my skin clear up a bit.
I recently had a physical and was told I am in fine health overall.
Thanks for your help.