If you are anything like myself, you typically find yourself going to the bathroom in the middle of the night and these bathroom breaks may even disturb your overall sleep pattern as a result. Having to go to the bathroom and catch some additional shut eye before the alarm goes off can be challenging.
As we all know, this is a problem that only tends to get exacerbated as we grow older. Meanwhile, people will often refuse to investigate the issue and as a result, it continues to worsen. But did you know that your dietary choices could be the root cause for your suffering?
One of the primary culprits when it comes to excessive urination and unwanted frequency is our sodium intake. According to Japanese researchers, those who consume large amounts of sodium are far more likely to experience urination related issues and they came to these findings by asking subjects to cut on their intake.
By the end of the trial, the subjects were not urinating nearly as often and there are a few simple ways to lessen your sodium intake. Replacing your salt with garlic or ginger is a great start and you will also want to keep the breaded and fried foods to an absolute minimum during those occasions when you decide to dine out.
Take a closer look at your diet and swap out any foods that are rich in sodium for foods that are rich in potassium instead. While some of these changes might seem difficult at first, be sure to remember that they are definitely in your best interests and will keep you healthier over the long run.
Do you have a friend or family member who struggles with excessive urination? If so, please share this story so that they can make the necessary changes to their dietary habits as soon as possible.
Learn more about how sodium can play such a big part in frequent bathroom breaks in The Telegraph’s article here.