Why is there corn in my poop?

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Why is there corn in my poop?

Corn is an especially common culprit for undigested food in stool. This is because corn has an outer shell of a compound called cellulose. Your body doesn’t contain enzymes that specifically break down cellulose.

Is corn in my poop bad?

Corn kernels in your poo might be odd, but they’re not bad for your health. In fact, it’s a sign you’re eating corn in one of its healthiest forms. Watson’s best advice to avoid seeing whole kernels in the bathroom: chew carefully.

How long does it take for corn to come out in poop?

Between 24 and 36 hours is the about how soon you’d expect to see those kernels if your bowel is working well. A smooth brown sausage studded with golden jewel-like kernels. Perfect! Less than 12 hours and you could be looking at a case of diarrhoea.

Is the corn in your poop filled with poop?

The explanation for the widely-observed corn-kernel-in-poop phenomenon is pretty simple: the outside of a kernel of corn is made of cellulose, that indigestible plant fiber. We can digest the inside of the kernel, but the hull makes it through us unscathed.

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