Some crap about coffee


This one's for all you coffee-drinkers!

Being a moderate coffee consumer myself I noticed one morning while I was drinking coffee that I suddenly had the need to go number 2 a bit before I finished my second cup. At first I thought, "what the hell", then I found out that it is totally natural.

Of course we know that the caffiene in coffee is a stimulant and it also stimulates other things in our body.  It gets our gastrointestinal tract, colon, and sphincter jacked up on caffiene so much that they can't wait any longer and our bodies force us to need to go. But wait.. soda or pop, whatever you call it, has caffiene in it too, but that doesn't really make me have to go. That's because it's rather the high levels of sugar in soda that get us going than the caffiene in regular non-diet sodas. The caffiene concentration is much higher in your average cup of coffee. The same effect is known to happen after drinking decaf coffee. Much of what I have read points to that many warm or hot liquids spead up digestion. The caffiene in regular coffee just makes it even quicker.



After doing some mild research, it appears this effect on the gastrointestinal tract can also be found in smokers. Some smokers can even experience constipation if they quit smoking. This does not mean that it is okay to drink a lot of coffee or begin smoking if you are constipated! A balanced diet or a bit of increased fiber intake should do the trick.

Whether it's good or bad is up to you. It's a fact. But, coffee companies probably wouldn't want to use it as a marketing (s)tool.


I absolutely hate coffee, but I get my caffeine fix by drinking hot tea. This blog has got me thinking if tea has any effect on me. I haven't noticed that it makes me go number two, but it does increase the amount of times I urinate a day. After thinking about this I did a little research on the effects of tea. I found that the caffeine in tea is a natural diuretic. Diuretic's increase frequency of urination and also increase the function of the kidneys. Thanks to your blog, I have now solved the reason for using the bathroom so frequently. I am defiantly going to consider cutting back!

Not only does coffee causes diarrhea in some, but based on that can also cause dehydration. Dehydration and diarrhea go hand in hand because of the body's inability to keep in the necessary water it needs for sustainance. It was previously believes that all caffeine have a diuretic effect on the body, which means that drinking caffeinated beverages results in frequent urination. But according to Mayo Clinic, recent research has shown that you are safe from frequent urination as long as you do not exceed 5 to 7 cups a day. All in all, it's safe to say that caffeine in excess is unhealthy. Also, that coffee has a negative effect on the digestive system in that it throws off the body's natural process.

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