We’ve written before how your poop can explain a lot about your health— it turns out pee offers another (hopefully clear) window into how your body is doing. There’s a reason why your doctor asks for those pee samples. We’ve come a long way from when doctors had to taste their patients’ pee to test for diabetes — yes, they actually used to do this.
The color and smell of your pee, along with how often you are going are the three factors you want to keep an eye on as you’re letting your lizard drain. (If you’re the type of dude that gets pee shy, we show you how to put an end to that here.)
Most people pee around six to eight times to day and you’re supposed to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. And no, bubbly drinks with sugar, caffeine, and alcohol in them don’t count because they actually work to dehydrate you.