Did you know you should ideally have two to three complete and satisfying bowel movements a day, one for each main meal, and that they should be inoffensive in odour? So if you aren’t visiting the toilet regularly, straining or simply leaving a nasty whiff behind and offending your house mates, friends or family, then something’s not right.
Your digestive tract is so long that if you stretched it out vertically it would be more than 5 times the length of an average adult. Just your intestines alone have a surface area the size of a tennis court and your large intestine is 1.5 metres long and 6.4cm in diameter.
So you’re probably wondering how long should it take between eating a meal and passing a stool?