When I started drinking coffee as a teen, I loved the taste and the caffeine rush, but it always bothered me that coffee would cause cramps and have me rushing off to the bathroom.
It didn’t seem like enough of a problem to stop drinking coffee, so I eventually got used to it. It took me a long time to learn that this is actually one of the wonderful benefits of coffee: it helps you poop.
This is why some people like to drink coffee after dinner — it helps with digestion and gets things moving.
But why exactly does coffee make you poop?
Many people know that drinking coffee leads to a bowel movement, but most of us don’t actually know the science behind why this happens.
If you’re an avid coffee drinker, you should know exactly what coffee and caffeine are doing to your body.
Keep reading to find out the real reason why coffee makes you poop!