What Tea Helps You Poop And Improve Your Gut (POWERFUL)
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! We are going to talk about poop! Yup that’s right we are going to get right to it to help you be healthier and be able to have a healthy gut! Relax and unwind to this great blog with a sip of important information.
Why can’t you poop?
There are so many reasons that could cause constipation. You may not have enough fiber in your diet, lack of fluids or you may have an underlying health condition. Some people may even become constipated due to lack of movement or physical exercise. Especially now during the pandemic we definitely need to remember to move our bodies and get some fresh air.
How many pounds of poop can your body hold?
This depends on your body weight. According to author Susan E. Goodman states that “People produce one ounce of poop for each 12 pounds of their body weight.” If you weigh 195 pounds you produce 1 pound of poop per day according to the CDC. With water making up 75% of your stool it is very important to drink enough fluids every day to be able to have a bowel movement once a day. Remember if you lack the proper diet poop can build up within the intestines. A plant based diet reduces build up since plants can digest and move through digestive track within a day. Red meat can take up to two full days to fully digest due to its proteins and fats which have complex molecules according to Stephanie Watson.
Why is it important to poop?
Your poop is truly the waste your body doesn’t need. A healthy gut absorbs all the good nutrition it needs and gets rid of unnecessary waste. Your gut works very similar to a garbage disposal breaking food down and then getting rid of the waste. Your waste consist of bacteria, undigested stuff, the lining of your gastrointestinal tract and water. If this bacteria isn’t flushed out with your stool the bad bacteria can build up inside your intestines. If the bad bacteria over grows the good bacteria this can lead to (SIBO) small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Overall this causes an imbalance in your body and can lead to serious health issue. Just like you take out your garbage when its full its essential to release your waste.
How can I cleanse my stomach and intestines naturally?
The health of your gut or stomach is extremely important. It used to be believed that we only had one brain but now we know otherwise. You’ve got two brains! That’s right I said it. Did you know your gut contains over 500 million neurons. These neurons are connected to your brain through nerves from your nervous system. When you have an imbalance in the gut it send signals to your brain which can cause mood shifts. This is why its so common that people who have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) have higher risks of having anxiety or depression. Lets keep your gut healthy and cleanse it with natural remedies.
Black tea or Green tea – Has natural stimulant which is caffeine that helps speed up a bowel movement for some. Remember too much caffeine is not good for anyone especially those sensitive to caffeine. I would not suggest you to have caffeinated drinks everyday.
Peppermint – Peppermint contains menthol which causes the stomach to be soothed and relaxed. This may also help move your bowel movements along to reduce the constipation.
Ginger Root – Ginger root is believed to help with digestive issues or irritation. If you have eaten a heavy meal drinking a ginger tisane will help your gut process the food . There has been medical studies showing that the enzymes within ginger helps with gas and relieves discomfort. This root has been used since ancient times.
Senna – Senna is a large flowering plant a part of the legume family. It is native throughout the tropics. Senna contains a chemical called sennosides. These sennosides irritate your intestines lining which causes a laxative effect. Senna is in over the counter drugs as a laxative. This is to be used temporarily to help with constipation and not a long term use.
Probiotics – Probiotics are made up of good bacteria that is believed to help your body fight off bad bacteria. They can be found in kombucha, pickles, miso, kimchi, and fermented foods. According to Webmed probiotics may help with diarrhea, (IBD) inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease, and (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome. The strands listed below have been specifically studied and proven to help with constipation.
- Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12. ®
- Bifidobacterium lactis HN019.
- Bifidobacterium lactis DN-173 010.
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. ®
Lemon – Freshly squeezed lemons in hot water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning will definitely help flush out any toxins within your body and cleanse the liver. Even though lemons are citrus they have an alkaline effect within the body. They are high in vitamin C and hydrates the body. This helps restore the PH balance which overall helps your immunity.
Pink Himalayan salt water – Add pink salt or non-iodized salt to warm water mix well and drink. This combination creates a laxative effect. This drink is specifically used to help with chronic constipation and to cleanse the colon. People have used this drink while fasting to cleans the intestines of any toxins.
Watercress – The leaves of this plant is packed with many vital detoxifying nutrients. This vegetable contains several B vitamins, vitamin E, Vitamin C, zinc and potassium. Watercress also contains natural diuretic properties which ultimately flushes out any toxins within your body that have been lingering around. You can eat this in a sandwich, in salad, a smoothie or just by itself.
I’m so happy I can share with you this information! I hope you enjoyed this blog and found it informative to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Please leave a comment in the section below and let me know what you think.
By Aureal owner and founder of Outwoken Tea