My question is as simple as it sounds. I want to know which constituent in coffee makes me poop, chemical or physical (particle).
I'm sure everyone has experienced it. You drink a (couple) cup(s) of coffee and a few minutes later you'll find yourself rushing to the toilet. I personally don't drink a lot of coffee. I drink one cup a day (only from We. to Fr.) and occasionally a cup on Weekends.
What ingredient causes this laxative effect?
- Is it the caffeine?
- If so, why doesn't energy drinks have a similar effect?
- Is it something out of the coffee bean itself?
- Do only special types of coffee (bean) have this laxative effect?
I tried googling a bit, but haven't found a meaningful answer. Seems like scientists can't agree which ingredient causes it or whether it's even scientifically proven that coffee has a laxative effect.