Seeing pieces of undigested food in your poo can mean either you have not chewed your food properly or your digestive system needs some TLC. With that said, corn kernels are notoriously hard to digest and these can be ignored.
Visible mucus that resembles a gel may be a sign of inflammation. While our digestive tract is lined with mucous membranes to make it easier to go to the loo, you should not be able to see the mucus. It could mean there’s an infection.
So what does the perfect poo look like?
The perfect poo is about the size and shape of a banana, and is not too hard nor too soft. There’s no magic number for the amount of poos to do a day to be considered regular, but it’s regarded as unusual if you don’t go every couple of days.
Poo changes its appearance changes from day to day and these variations are nothing to be worried about, unless they are frequent.
So, next time you are about to flush, take a look. Look for blood and any changes and see your doctor if you have any concerns.