Let’s get one thing out of the way here: everybody poops. It’s just a fact of life. And whether you’re comfortable talking about it or not, there’s valuable information that you can gather about your health simply from looking at your poop. The color of your bowel movements can be indicative of a number of different things from more serious concerns to the contents of your diet, but paying attention can make a world of difference.
To set the record straight, gastroenterologist Will Bulsiewicz, M.D., MSCI, author of The Fiber-Fueled Cookbook took to Instagram to decode what the color of your bowel movements are trying to tell you—are you ready to listen?