There are some things you can be sure of, and knowing how to poop is probably one of them, but there’s a good chance you’re doing it wrong. Yes, you read that correctly: you are probably pooping wrong.
Don’t worry; Dr. Nandi is here to help you to have the best poop of your life.
Eat Real Foods
To poop like a pro, you’ve got to eat real foods and lots of them. Plants give your body the fiber it needs to make stool, so shoot for at least nine servings a day of dark, leafy greens, root vegetables, and fresh fruits. Eat healthy proteins, like organic meat, eggs, fish, shellfish, and dairy to keep your bowel muscles strong and functioning. Healthy fats keep your intestines lubricated and make pooping easier and more comfortable, so make sure you’re getting enough avocados, olives, coconut oil, or raw butter to keep things sailing smoothly.
Although poop may not seem like it has much water in it, a healthy stool is 75% water. That means if you want to have the best poop ever, you better drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated. Not only does the body need water to make poop, it’s also necessary to move the stool through the intestines and out the other side. Without enough water, you’re bound to get bound up.
The human body is designed to squat while pooping, which is what everyone did until the modern sitting toilet became popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. See, when you sit on the pot, muscles pull on the rectum, causing it to kink. This makes it harder to get things flowing and completely empty your bowels. It causes strain on the rectum, anus, and anal lining, and leads to pooping problems like hemorrhoids, hernias, and diverticular diseases. Instead of pitching your pot and digging a hole in the backyard, consider one of the many types of stools available to help you get in the proper position for pooping while still enjoying the luxury of a flushing, indoor toilet.
Time It Right
In today’s world, people are rushed from one thing to another and that stress and constant hustle follows them into the bathroom. Instead of rushing though your time on the toilet, develop a consistent morning routine that includes 15 minutes of sitting on the pot. Learn to relax by reading a magazine or doing a puzzle, and, soon, your body will be trained to go at the same time every morning.
If you want to get things moving the right way, you’ve got to start moving. Exercise stimulates the body’s nervous system and helps your gut and intestines work together to create and expel poop. There’s no reason to start hitting the gym everyday, as a simple 30-minute walk or yoga can do wonders for your digestion and give you the best poop you’ve ever had.
If you’re ready to be your own health hero, it’s time to learn how to poop the best way possible. It will make you feel better and allow your body to function at its best.
- Eat a variety of healthy foods including veggies, fruits, healthy fats, and protein
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
- Get up and get moving, exercising at least three to five days a week
- Build a morning routine that includes 15 minutes for pooping
- Poop in a squat position to help align the body for proper pooping