Here's why you need to poo after your morning cup of coffee

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 13, 2015, 12:36 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 5:36 am IST
More often than not, coffee leads to an urgent need for the bathroom
Screengrab from YouTube video
 Screengrab from YouTube video
 
Feel like running to the toilet after having your cup of coffee? You are not alone and now it is revealed why.
 
In a video gone viral, The American Chemical Society has explained the laxative effect the aromatic brew has on approximately three in 10 people by causing the stomach to secrete extra gastric acid, the Daily Star reported.  
 
When it's Monday, and most of us need to reach for a cup of coffee to get through the day. But with that dose of caffeine also comes the chance that you'll have to make an extended trip to the bathroom.  A rise in this type of acid can cause the stomach to dump out contents into the intestines within just four minutes, making you need a poo. While it was caffeine that was thought to be the laxative ingredient, but since Diet Coke didn't produce the same result, it is something found in coffee alone. 
 
Watch the video below to understand the phenomenon better:
 
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