Drinking Coffee Improves Bowel Movement

Texas, Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving

because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to

contract, find American researchers.

The researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut

bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee suppressed bacteria and

increased muscle motility, regardless of caffeine content.

The study found that growth of bacteria and other microbes in fecal

matter in a petri dish was suppressed with a solution of 1.5 per cent

coffee, and growth of microbes was even lower with a 3 per cent

solution of coffee. Decaffeinated coffee had a similar effect on the


Source: Oman News Agency