Normal stools are soft, flexible, and easy to pass. Adequate fiber intake helps to ensure this outcome.

What is a Normal Stool?

By following a diet rich in fiber, the colon naturally produces well formed stools. The unique blend of fruit fibers in Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend can help your body to produce soft, well formed stools and regularity. The list below right describes qualities of a well formed stool. Well formed stools...

  • Are neither to hard, nor too soft
  • Are flexible and easy to pass without straining
  • Are passed at least once every two to three days
  • Have good volume and weight
  • Measure about 1½ inches in diameter and about 4-7 inches in length
  • Make a clean exit from the body
  • Are various shades of brown (greenish in hue with the consumption of some foods)

Loosely formed stools, watery stools, pencil thin stools, pellet like stools, dry or hard stools, putty like stools or an inability to move the bowel with out interventions (such as a laxative, suppository or enema) are some indicators that stool quality could be better. Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend can help.

What is a Stool Made From?

Stools are formed from particles of waste matter (also called feces or fecal matter). These particles are left over after the body has processed and absorbed nutrients from the foods we eat. Stools contain water, dietary fiber, inorganic salts, dead cells, bacteria, and anything the body cannot or will not absorb. Dietary fiber and water are significant ingredients in a stool. Together, fiber and water create the quality, mass and volume of a stool. >About Insoluble Fiber

Respond when nature "calls".

How Often Should I Move My Bowel?

Move your bowels as soon as possible when “Nature calls”.
The urge to move the bowel often occurs about thirty to
forty-five minutes after eating. This is due to reflexive activity
that occurs in the colon when food expands the stomach.
Individual bowel function is unique. Some individuals will move
their bowels every day, even several times a day, while others
will move their bowels once every three days. This is normal.

What Happens When I Withhold Stools?

Constipation occurs. Stools dry out and harden when stools are withheld. This makes them more difficult to pass. This occurs because the colon, proceding with its normal function, causes additional water to be extracted from the stool. Stools no longer have the moisture needed to stay soft. Moving your bowels when "Nature calls" helps to avoid constipation.