ELI5- Why, after drinking a good cup of coffee, people have to take a nice, healthy defecation?

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ELI5- Why, after drinking a good cup of coffee, people have to take a nice, healthy defecation?

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This only happens to folks who don’t drink multiple cups of coffee a day. As a person who averages 3-5 cups on a weekday this doesn’t happen to me ever, and I’m not unique.

People don’t realize but coffee is a natural diuretic. Read [this article](https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coffee-laxative-effect-makes-you-poop_n_7546170) and maybe you’ll learn something new!

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