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IN Health & Fitness ON 30 Nov, 2015
Look, it's not always that we get to talk about poop. And no, this won't be a terrible, smelly discussion -- listen to me. Poop might seem to be the same in every country, but that's not quite true. Some poops vary from others, whether by color, smell, or size. Is it important to know things about what you excrete after eating food? Yes. Find out now what you can do to have a normal excretion process, and whether you have an infection or something similar.
Basically, poop is mostly made up of water, some fiber, mucus, bacteria, and cells. So they're kinda complex, despite being smelly. But do you know what is the perfect poop or the perfect bowel movement?
According to acclaimed nutritionist Deborah Walker, one should be able to excrete what they take in. If they can't, there would be some serious health problems. According to her, the normal rate of pooping is THREE TIMES a day, ideally about 20 minutes after every meal. If you don't poop as much, there's a probability of constipation.
If you want to be a normal pooper, you should probably stay away from gum and drinks that are fizzy and loaded with sweeteners. Moreover, try some fruits and vegetables. More importantly, try to stay calm, because stress can affect you badly.
This is the Bristol Stool Form Scale that was made when patients refused to describe what their poop looked like. What's the ideal poop? TYPE FOUR, because it means you have a healthy colon. If it looks like type three or five, you still shouldn't be worrying.
If your urine is a pale yellow, then that means you're just hydrated enough, not too hydrated. This is the ideal color. If it's clear, you're probably over-drinking water.
That might be affected by eating asparagus, which makes your urine sort of bright yellow, which isn't necessarily dangerous.
If you are taking in too much salt, your urine can be darker than normal, which is similar to how our pee is dark yellow during the first pee in the morning upon waking up because the bladder has continued working even if you didn't drink water because you were asleep.