Why Poop is Brown…

You’ve probably wondered why normal poop is brown, well, here’s the answer:

“Bile comes from your gall bladder and helps your body digest food,” said Anish Sheth, M.D., assistant professor at Yale Medical School and author of the book What’s Your Poo Telling You? “It’s metabolized by the bacteria in your large intestine, leaving behind a byproduct called stercobilin—and it’s that stercobilin that gives stool a brown pigment.”

Also see the complete post on BoingBoing for when your poop is NOT brown…

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