A new book suggests that most people don’t poo properly when sitting on the toilet.
Charming Bowels by Giulia Enders suggests that people don’t “open the hatch completely” due to the position they sit in when on the toilet.
If we sit, it’s like a garden hose with a kink in it – and can lead to health problems such as piles.’
If we squat, the poo slides out in a much healthier way which doesn’t put pressure on our bums.
Enders says, ‘1.2 billion people around the world who squat have almost no incidence of diverticulosis and fewer problems with piles.
‘We in the west, on the other hand, squeeze our gut tissue until it comes out of our bottoms.