Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Leafy greens makes me really thirsty!

03-02-2013, 03:49 AM
Anyone else notice this?

When I have a salad for dinner or a green smoothie, I feel very thirsty for the next couple hours.

And usually, when I drink that much water, I am constantly peeing but with salad, the peeing frequency is much less...

03-02-2013, 03:56 AM
I never noticed a corrolation; I'll have to pay more attention. I'm interested to hear what others say!

03-02-2013, 07:44 AM
Leafy greens make me bloated and gassy (TMI, much?) but not thirsty. That's pretty interesting though!

03-02-2013, 11:08 AM
Are you sure it's the greens? Maybe it's the stuff you put with your greens. Just for an example, if you put a really tangy/zesty dressing on your greens in your salad, I could see how that might make you thirsty. I don't know about the smoothie though -- what else do you put in it?

03-02-2013, 06:04 PM
hmmm...the only thing the two have in common is the greens...

i use about a tablespoon of balsamic vinaigrette and feta cheese dressing mixed on my salad as well as nuts and cranberries. This is completely different from the smoothie where I use yogurt, some fruits, maybe chocolate syrup

03-02-2013, 06:05 PM
lol about the gassy...i get some too but I always feel like its because the salad is clearing out my system...