I think we can all agree that having a regular digestive tract is an important part of our overall wellbeing. When it's off, it's a problem. Constipation is incredibly uncomfortable, while diarrhea is utterly embarrassing. So which foods are doing either one to you? A new graphic provides the foods that will either hinder the process of going to the bathroom, or ensure it happens.
Foods that contain fiber, like broccoli, berries and ripe bananas help you pass.Ever wonder why you rush to the bathroom after a cup of joe? It's because caffeine increases peristalsis, which is the wave-like muscle contractions that work to push food along the digestive tract. Another one that causes the urge to go to the bathroom is chilli. This is because it contains capsaicin, which can irritate the bowels. Are you a fan of avocados and eat them regularly? They'll keep you regular, as they contain magnesium, which relaxes the muscles, allowing you to have good bowel movement. Dairy foods which contain lactose or wheat can irritate people's bodies if they are intolerant to them. This may cause diarrhea. If fatty foods are causing you diarrhea, it may be a sign that your gall bladder is not functioning correctly. While meat and cheese contain high amounts of fat and protein, they are low in fiber, which means they travel through the bowel at a slow pace. Foods like cheese and meat are high in protein and fat but low in fiber, meaning they travel slowly through the bowel. Likewise, white rice is low in fiber, and can cause constipation. However, it's important to note that too much fiber can overwork your digestive system and also cause constipation. And did you know that the reason you pee so much after cups of coffee or sips of alcohol is because they stop the production of Anti Diuretic Hormone (ADH), which works to stop the body from reabsorbing water? Carbonated drinks can also cause you to pee more often as they irritate sensitive bladders. What do you think of these findings? Source: Daily Mail Photo Credit: Plumb World Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_113684" align="alignnone" width="100"] @BodyRockTV[/caption]