Coffee making you "regular"
January 5, 2007 12:35pm CST
What is it about coffee that makes you "go" after you drink it? I'm starting to think that if I gave up coffee, I would probably become blocked up.. Does coffee have the same effect on you?
• United States
5 Jan 07
Yes, it is true that coffee is both a stimulant and a diuretic, and aid in moving the bowels. It is said to be good for anyone with peristalsis, but not wise if you have irritable bowel syndrome. I wouldn't worry about becoming blocked up if you quit drinking coffee, as long as you increase the fiber in your diet you should be fine. I've heard prunes work wonders! LOL