You may think “What does Urine have to do with food and traveling? Well, since traveling is not on the to-do list these days, I was talking quite a bit about food concerning our health. My whole family turned vegetarian about 6 – 7 weeks ago!
Being a chef by trade this conversion wasn’t exactly an easy process, however, after almost 2 months with no meat, I must admit, I do not miss it too much. The challenge arises when I go to the Supermarket walking by the meat department, I still do miss good minced meat with mashed potatoes, or some of the Swiss cold cuts and or sausages, but so far I behaved myself, and wasn’t accused of being a traitor by the family!
When you change your diet at the 0f 70, you wonder what that could mean for your body? So, one starts to Google a lot of information, in order to find out whether one misses something, or maybe overdoes certain things.
That is how I came across the Urine subject; as part of a healthy body, one must drink a lot of water. That is where the bladder comes in action!
I asked my family members if they had any idea why the Urine was yellow? None of them had an idea! Here is a simple explanation through a video and some pictures of how that system operates; and should also make you aware and appreciate of what an incredible invention of the machine, gadget or contraption, (or whatever you want to call it), God provided for us!
Our kidneys are important filters and produce around 1.5 to 2 liters of urine (Latin: urine) every day. This causes waste products and pollutants to be eliminated from the body. Ideally, it is light yellow and clear and consists of 95 percent water, as well as urea, salts, hormones, vitamins and colorants. The yellow color comes from bilirubin, a breakdown substance of hemoglobin (the pigment in the blood) in the gallbladder.
If you drink little, the urine becomes more concentrated and therefore dark yellow.
If you eat a lot of beetroots, for example, it can turn red.
Taking Vitamins (B2) in excess colors it bright yellow.
Diseases and pregnancies can be detected in the urine. Today this is done with laboratory techniques, and in the past it was also done through taste. If the urine tasted sugary / sweet, you were “diabetic” (diabetes).
An adult’s bladder can hold about 1 liter of urine, and at around 300 milliliters, you feel the urge to go to the toilet.