The top three causes of green poop
Every month, there are thousands of people around the world who turn their poop green. When this happens, they often wonder, “why is my poop green?” To be honest, there are thousands of possible reasons why your poop changed color, and there are none that we can discuss every possible reason for in this article. However, some causes of green poop occur much more frequently than others, and in this article I would like to tell you about the three most common causes of green stools.
The number one leading cause of people turning their stools green is from drinking too much artificially colored soda. You see, sodas are generally loaded with various chemicals that produce artificial coloring, and when that artificial coloring is designed to make drinks green, it may also have the ability to turn your poop green. This isn’t really a big concern though, because your poop will turn brown again as soon as you stop drinking so much green soda.
The next main reason stools may turn green due to Salmonella. In case you don’t know, salmonella is a digestive disease and is often caused by eating meat or eggs before they are fully cooked. And because Salmonella primarily affects the digestive system, it can have quite a dramatic effect on our stools. And, as you may have already guessed, one effect it can have is that the poop turns green. Fortunately, Salmonella rarely lasts long, and your body should return to its healthy state in three to four days.
The main final cause of green poop is excess bile in the body. For those who do not know what bile is, I will give you a brief summary of its function in the body. Bile is a special chemical that our bodies make to help make stools softer and slippery. This allows our stool to travel safely and easily through our body, all the way to the toilet. So unsurprisingly, bile is a very important chemical. The problem is that our bodies will occasionally make too much. When this happens, the excess bile will cause our poop to change color. This is because bile is naturally a bright green color, so it makes sense that when a large amount of a green chemical is poured into our stools, it will also make them green. And luckily for us, our bodies are pretty good at recognizing when they are producing too much bile, so it will correct itself in a day or two.
Although many people have green poop at some point in their lives, there is really nothing to worry about.