Why Does Pizza Make Me Thirsty

Why does pizza make me thirsty

Have you ever eaten some pizza and you got thirsty within an hour or so? What’s going on? We’ll talk about why pizza makes you thirsty, and I know this all too well.

Why Does Pizza Make Me Thirsty

I guess that’s how big companies and pizza restaurants make money. Not only do you need to part with money for a slice of the good stuff, but you also need to spend a few extra dollars on a soda to wash it down.

You end up feeling dehydrated after eating pizza since you drink a lot of water after eating it. Do you ever wonder why this is?

If yes, then you’ve come to the right place, because I have asked the same question, and now I can answer your question!

Pizza is high in sodium (salt) and low in the water, which causes you to become dehydrated, thus thirsty. If you eat pizza regularly, you can prevent yourself from becoming thirsty. Follow these tips.

Pizza has very little water

It seems strange when you say it, but pizza has much less water than other foods. In other words, you are not replenishing any water every time you eat like you would when eating other foods.

Water is abundant in many foods; some vegetables, for example, have enough water to make you feel hydrated after eating them. However, you cannot say the same about pizza. Although some water is typically added to the pizza base in the production process, most of it evaporates during baking.

Especially if you prefer a veggie pizza, you may have a little water on your pizza, depending on the toppings. If you don’t have many veggies, you will probably feel even thirstier than most when you eat pizza since the key ingredient – the cheese – has very little water.

Pizza Has A Lot Of Sodium

Cheese doesn’t stop there. This pizza contains a very small amount of water, but it also contains the highest sodium out of all the ingredients typically found on pizza.

When it comes to your thirst, some cheese blends are higher in sodium than others, but if you want to know why you feel so thirsty, then the cheese is probably the main culprit.

You get thirsty from sodium, which is salt. The dehydration will make you thirsty, and you will drink more water to replenish your water levels.

It is for this reason that your mouth feels dry after eating pizza, and you want a tall glass of water. Your body is trying to tell you that something is missing.

You can’t fool yourself with pizza. You can still consume a lot of sodium from the sauce and meats you put on your pizza, even if you don’t like cheese. Regardless of how you look at it, pizza has a lot of sodium, and sodium leaves you thirsty.

Is Sodium Necessary?

Maybe cutting sodium out of your diet is a good idea – after all, if it makes you thirsty, it can’t be healthy, can it? It has more to do with how much sodium you consume than the fact that you consume it at all.

There is nothing wrong with consuming relatively small amounts of salt. Performing in the way that your body requires is essential. In addition to supporting muscle growth, it also plays an important role in nerve function.

But it’s not an easy task. Your body recognizes that there is a sudden excess of sodium when you eat too much sodium, and so it attempts to restore the balance between sodium and water in your body.

After eating pizza, you’ve also become more likely to urinate because your body wants to eliminate the excess sodium so that it can replenish itself with the water it needs to keep you hydrated.

Is Pizza Bad For Me?

If I told you that pizza was good for you if you ate it every day, I would be lying. As somebody who runs a pizza blog, I don’t think it isn’t good for you. Moderation is key when it comes to enjoying life’s pleasures.

Sodium-rich foods are detrimental to your health in the long run. As a result, blood pressure may rise, leading to more serious conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.

Eating a pizza from time to time won’t harm you. Pizza is still good for you even when you eat it occasionally. To live a balanced life and consume a balanced diet, you must live a balanced life. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about sodium levels or dehydration with pizza.

How To Stop Feeling Thirsty After Eating Pizza

Drink plenty of water while you eat pizza. That’s the first and most obvious suggestion. We discussed soda at the beginning of this article, so try to avoid it as well. It may seem that it helps in the short term, but you’ll be thirstier much sooner than you would be if you drank water.

I would also like to emphasize the importance of controlling sodium levels in your pizza. You need one thing to achieve this: create your own! There are many benefits to it, including that it’s fun, healthy, and allows you to decide what goes on.

Furthermore, if you’re concerned about sodium levels, you can go a little lighter on the cheese, make your sauce with fresh vegetables, and skip the salt grinder. So, when you make pizza yourself at home, you can choose how healthy or unhealthy it is while still enjoying delicious pizza. I hope that this post will inspire you to make more homemade pizza instead of ordering takeout.

So you can enjoy the dish that adorns this blog, and you don’t miss out on it! You’ll notice feeling thirsty less often next time you eat your favorite pizza, so remember to drink plenty of water, make your pizza when you can, and watch out for sodium levels in your body.

All of this has to do with thirst

As a consequence of digestion, food is converted into substances that the body can easily assimilate; when it reaches the intestine, the enzymes break down the complex sugars and proteins that contain it. 

The dough is partially broken down into amino acids and simple sugars during the maturation process. Thus, digestion is simplified since fewer starches and proteins are processed. Mature products and baked goods are more digestible due to maturation and baking.

The expertise of a pizza maker is also measured by the assessment of flour used to improve hydration, maturation, and leavening of their dough to continuously produce high-quality, easily digestible products that do not make people thirsty. 

Unfortunately, many customers waste the company’s efforts; they add salty ingredients to fillings that are already salty by nature, like ham, for example. Pizzas containing these ingredients are inevitably heavier, leading to higher water requirements and a more complicated digestion process.

I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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