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Why Does Coffee Make You Poop? [Coffee Wonder]

Last Updated on 06/06/2021 by Miki

I have never thought about “Why does coffee make you poop?” until I heard some people go to the bathroom right after having a cup of coffee in the morning. Well, I personally don’t feel bowel movement with coffee. That’s why this topic is really interesting to me!

Excuse me if you are reading this article while having your delicious meal. Having said that, it is one of the natural human habits and nothing is wrong with talking about it. So, let’s dive in 🙂

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Why is coffee a natural laxative?

Coffee as a laxative is based on the hypothesis that coffee has laxative properties, which led to its consumption becoming a ritual among both coffee drinkers and those who have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. As it turns out, coffee does trigger diarrhea, but as with other laxative foods, that’s probably because coffee also leads to bowel movements by constipation.

Drinking eight to 10 ounces of coffee a day can lead to chronic constipation, which can be treated using dietary changes, a lactose-free diet or pharmaceutical therapy. If these don’t work, some doctors may prescribe over-the-counter products, such as Aleve or Alka-Seltzer, that may mask the symptoms of bowel strain. However, if the person has a coffee-sensitive bowel, it won’t seem to affect them.

There isn’t currently a definitive mechanism by which coffee can affect the digestive system. In fact, coffee has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce the likelihood of constipation.

You want to avoid any lifestyle change that isn’t working, and that includes coffee, which, in turn, will have a significant impact on your health.

Why does coffee make me poop right away?

If you drink coffee, you are going to be more likely to experience the “pop from the poop.” It happens to all sorts of adults, who then often have to explain it to strangers! (And it can get a little weird when people take it that badly.) But why does coffee really make you poop from the poop?

While many people know about it, few people understand why this happens. You will never see it again if you just get coffee without water or cream, and it’s not really something to be embarrassed about.

What Is It?

There are lots of different causes for poop on the go right after drinking coffee. Some people feel “full” for no apparent reason after brewing up some hot liquid. Others are simply relieved that they have done something right or gotten more done during the day.

Some believe that coffee causes your bowels to let loose and that this is an excuse to be loose in the restroom before your morning shower. Others think it’s simply the effect of the way that coffee makes you feel. And others are just tired, tired, tired after a long day of work or school, and they are not exactly in the mood to go to the bathroom at this point.

Why does coffee make you poop while energy drinks don’t?

The answer, of course, is that coffee does something that most energy drinks don’t – it triggers the release of natural mucus that causes your poop to be more frequent. However, not all coffee does this, and the reason some coffee does is simply that that type of coffee – dark roasts (e.g. from Ethiopia) are richer in polyphenols (polymers of flavonoids), including melanoidin (oxidative pigments).

So, coffee in general, including the type of beans used, is a natural digestive aid. To summarize, coffee is one of many potential drugs which can help you digest things better in your digestive tract, and is a natural source of antioxidant compounds that support your immune system and keep your stomach happy, helping you poop, digesting food in good health.

Final Thoughts

There you’ve got the answer to “Why does coffee make you poop?”. Mind you the laxative effect of coffee varies depending on each person.

I would be quite interested if you could share your personal experience in a comment below. As you know, there is nothing embarrassing about it.  If you would like to know more about caffeine in coffee, please feel free to read this article.

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