You are what you eat. But you don’t consume all of what you eat! Something gets out as well. So, there’s a big logic that your stool, the shape, frequency etc, says a lot about your health as well.
Here’s a “poop chart” made based on the results of a conducted study, which shows a healthy poop, based on the frequency, form and color of the stool.
First, let’s talk about frequency. Scientifically it is proven that is the best to have one regular (big) bowel movement per day, which would feel like your bowel is empty.
People with faster metabolisms or people who eat a lot more food than they should, go to the toilet about 2 or 3 times per day. Doctors say that everything above 3 times can be considered as diarrhea.
On the other hand, there are people with slow metabolisms, who go to the toilet once every other od third day. That is not normal as well, because you keep on the toxins way too long in your body.
Second, there is the form of the stool. Just look at this chart called “The Bristol poop chart”.
There are 7 types of poop. The form of the poop is really important and tells a lot about the work and health of your internal organs as well, about the gas, acids and so on.
Based on this chart, the best category to be in is number 4. You basically need no wipes, it’s a “clean shot down the toilet” and the smell is not disgusting.
If you’re a 6 or 7 on the chart, having a very liquid stool, than you should take a spoon of food-grade bentonite clay, which will help harden the stool and also absorb the toxins.
Also, consider about consuming more BRAT food, those are foods with tannin quality, such as bananas, apples, rice, tea, toast. These foods also help to harden the stool, while keeping a healthy bowel movement.
On the other hand, if you’re a number 1 or 2 from the poop chart, you should add magnesium to your diet, because it draws water into the muscles, also the bowel, making the stool softer and easier for the muscles to squeeze out.
You should also eat more pears, eat healthy fats and avoid fast food and take some good, organically based probiotics. Try exercising more, doing some basic stomach yoga stretches and if nothing works – there is always the castor oil option.
Castor oil is famous worldwide for making your stool very soft and even going to the bathroom more than 3-4 times continuously.
And at last, what color is a healthy poop? A medium to dark-brown color. Everything else shows signs of constipation – like the black color, or diarrhea – like the green color.
But the color of the poop varies depending on what you eat and drink. For example, if you consume a lot of beetroot or red wine, your stool will be reddish – it’s not blood! Carotene, carrots, oranges make your stool very light brown.
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