Experts have found, what impact coffee has on the gut to see if you can use this drink to combat the constipation.
Scientists from the University of Texas decided to find out how coffee affects the bowels. This popular drink is often a subject of study, while the experts can not come to a definite conclusion, it is useful or not. While the available data suggests that coffee brings the body more good than harm – it has a lot of vitamins and antioxidants.
In the new study, the doctors decided to find out what impact coffee has on the intestines. First, we conducted an experiment with intestinal bacteria in the laboratory. As it turned out, only 3% solution coffee has a strong deterrent effect on the growth of intestinal bacteria. That is, growth of microorganisms, both beneficial and pathogenic organisms. The same influence on the microflora had a coffee with caffeine and without.
Then, experiments were conducted with rats. With them, the situation was the same – regardless of, the animals received coffee with caffeine or without, development of intestinal microflora in them was suppressed. In addition, all the rats in about two days after you start taking coffee increased sacramenot of intestinal muscles. That is, the food to move quickly through the intestines faster and he was cleansed.
Now experts want to find out whether this property of coffee can help to combat the constipation that occurs because of a violation of peristalsis.