What is poop made out of?

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When you go to the bathroom, your body is naturally getting rid of things it no longer needs. Even if you eat the very healthiest of diets, your body will still naturally get rid of some of what you have eaten.

Even though it might not seem like it, more than half of your poop is actually made up of water! The rest of it is a mixture – a good portion of it is bacteria as well as parts of your food that can’t be digested, and fats or cholesterol that your body is discarding.

Remember that just because your body gets rid of part of what you eat doesn’t mean you might not have needed it in the first place. While your body digests your food, it takes out important vitamins, proteins, and nutrients that you need for health, growing, playing, learning, and more. It’s just all the rest of the stuff that turns into poop!

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