Is there anything better than finally sitting on the toilet after needing to use the bathroom for a while?
The amount of relief is unmeasurable—pooping when you’ve been holding it in it’s a feeling on its own. And now, a new study states that it is good for mental health to poop often.
It might explain a few things about those cheerful friends or partners of yours.
It is good for the mind to poop
Yes, researchers say that a regular schedule for the bathroom involving “number two” is good for your mental health. It gets you in a better mood, and you become happier.
According to the study, a strong need for vowel movement negatively affects you physically and mentally.
The report comes from the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston—and has been gaining popularity worldwide.
Researchers studied whether chronic diarrhea and/or constipation are more common in depressed individuals.
Good intestinal health = better mood
The lead author Sarah Ballou believes that diarrhea and constipation are significantly more common in depressed people than in those with good mental health.
“Researchers now realize that we have a ‘gut brain’ that produces neurotransmitters, which directly influence our emotional state,” she says, according to Unilad.
About 90% of our serotonin, a neurotransmitter believed to contribute to our mood and happiness, is found in the gut. So when the poop piles up, it reflects on our spirit.
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