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Health - Wellness
To Poop Instantly, Try This Easy Broccoli Trick
Fiber is essential for the body as it adds substance to poop, making it easier to pass. Broccoli is a good source of fiber and can improve your digestive health to help you poop.
According to a 2018 Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition study, broccoli sprouts contain high levels of sulforaphane, a phytochemical that helps relieve constipation.
Chopping or chewing raw broccoli activates sulforaphane. For best results, eat raw or steamed broccoli, but avoid boiling or microwaving it as it reduces the important nutrients.
A 2019 Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry study found that even cooked broccoli can foster a healthier gut microbiome, especially in people with a body mass index lower than 26.
If you're not a fan of broccoli, opt for other Brassica vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, collards, and radishes. Research has shown that they can also help you poop.