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How Do I Make Sure I Poop Before a Race?

The Mother Runners shares tips for runners who want to go before a race and Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, sports nutritionist in the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at HSS, weighs in.

Skolnik said, “Hopefully, runners have a sense of timing around consuming coffee and its stimulant effect so they can time intake and their need to use the bathroom.” She added that any warm beverage can help you poop.

Prune juice might help expedite the process. “Sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, is a natural laxative, and found in prune juice. Since sorbitol passes through our system undigested it draws water into the gut which can bulk up stool and stimulate bowel movement,” noted Skolnik.

Read the full article at Themotherrunners.com.