Why Coffee Makes You Have to Go To The Bathroom ?

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Some of you folks out there know first hand that a cup of coffee almost immediately means a trip to the bathroom. But what’s inside a cup of coffee that makes you have to go to the bathroom.

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We’ve all been told that coffee — specifically, the caffeine in coffee — is a mild diuretic, which means that it makes the body excrete more liquid than normal,but caffeine can also have a laxative effect in some particularly sensitive people.

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Something in coffee may also trigger the release of hormones that aid digestion, which would speed up bowel movements.

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One study, published in 1990 in Gut, a journal of gastroenterology, found that coffee induces a “gastrocolonic response” in some individuals just minutes after they consume the beverage.

Frequent coffee drinkers who don’t feel the need to poop after drinking a cup have likely built up a tolerance.

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