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Why Coffee And Poop Have A Special Relationship

07/31/2015 12:34 EDT | Updated 07/31/2015 12:59 EDT
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There's a reason why you have the urge to poop after drinking a cup of coffee, sometimes, even after just four minutes.

In the video below by Discovery News, we learn why the bond between coffee drinkers and regular poopers is so important, and why 23 per cent of coffee drinkers often poop after a cup of java.

In general, there has been a ton of research into why coffee in particular can make someone go. Some say caffeine can have a laxative effect for some drinkers, while others say adding dairy products or sweeteners to your coffee can also put some pressure on your guts.

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Of course, if your stomach is particularly sensitive to coffee, you may want to cut back on your doses. According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, drinking more than two or three cups of coffee can give some drinkers diarrhea.

The video goes into more detail about how your intestines react and why this friendship, just like any other friendship, needs to rely on each other to succeed.

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