We all do it. For some, this is a necessary inconvenience. For others, it is an enjoyable and satisfying part of the digestive process. It has long fascinated young children, and for good reason.
Coming in second might not be the nicest dinner party topic, but there’s a lot to learn from this simple but mysterious process. After all (no pun intended), it’s just part of the body we work with.
So, what exactly is poo?
It is usually food, protein, bacteria, salt and other substances released in the intestine. Everyone’s stool size, shape, and smell are unique, but there are a few things that indicate healthy (or unhealthy) poop.
What does healthy poop look like?
Healthy poop can be as varied and unique as the people who make it. But if you want to evaluate your bad habits in order to maintain optimal health, you should follow a few general rules.
The poop emoji gets one thing right: it’s brown. A combination of stomach bile and bilirubin, a pigment compound produced by the breakdown of red blood cells in the body, gives it its beautiful brown color.