How water and the colon work together
The large Intestines, otherwise known as the Colon, is designed, among other things, to dehydrate the food traveling towards the anus for elimination. As the food matter dehydrates, it turns to “stool”. Without adequate daily water intake, stool turns hard too soon and may not eliminate properly, resulting in constipation.
In addition to consuming plenty of water content foods such as fruits and vegetables, measuring your daily water intake is the best defense to avoiding constipation. Divide your body weight in half, then add 3oz for each ounce of caffeinated beverage you consume, higher elevation, and exercise, then measure and drink.
Keep in mind that you are already dehydrated after sleeping and drinking 20-30oz upon rising is the best start to your day. Wrinkling skin….drink water, headache…drink water, puffy or bloated…drink water, hard poop…drink water, etc…