They say that only two things are certain in this world: death and taxes. But as a person with no plans ever perishing and a petulantly libertarian view on paying my fair share, this idiom never really tracked with me. For me, I only have two masters: coffee and pooping, both in order of importance and chronologically.
The coffee-make-boom-phenomenon is widely known yet not fully understood. What about coffee is it that greases the wheels of progress so effectively? Is it the caffeine? Is coffee and jealous lover, so determined to be the only substance in our hearts and stomachs that are willing to go to great lengths to literally push out the competition? going on between your Bodum and your bottom
As reported by Gizmodo, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston presented their findings on the topic over the weekend at the Digestive Disease Week research conference. In the case of what many scientists thought to be the case: coffee helps the muscles in the small and large intestines contract, which helps speed up food's wait time in the digestive tract.
To reach this conclusion, researchers gave lab rats coffee About the course of three days to examine its affect on their tiny little butts. Different groups of rats were given both caffeinated and decaf coffee, after which they received a "physical examination and probe, focusing on the muscles that contract and help guide food (and eventually waste) through the gut." Gut directs to coffee in the lab. ”Xuan-Zheng Shi tells Gizmodo
Researchers also found that coffee may have an antibacterial effect on the microbiome in your gut, which sounds theoretically like a good thing but in fact is not. Examining rat poop from before the coffee experiments and after, they found "less total bacteria" in the coffee poops. They have found that the bacteria in poop grew less rapidly when exposed to a coffee solution in a petri dish, suggesting that coffee could suppress healthy bacterial growth in the gut, which goes against previous findings on the subject. more research needs to be carried out on the antibacterial properties of coffee, but one thing is for certain: coffee puts your intestinal muscles to work. Move over six-pack abs, a well-toned large intestine is the dad's bid of summer 201
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge
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