1 doctor weighed in:
Is loose stool always unhealthy? I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of salad. I also take around 700mg of vitamin C a day
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Not always
Generally loose stools mean that things are moving relatively quickly through your intestines, which water and salad would encourage.
700mg of vit. C is unlikely to affect this. Conversely, hard dense stool has spent a long time transiting the intestines. In general, it is healthier to have food and waste move quickly thru the GI tract than linger too long, so loose stools are often not a problem.

In brief: Not always
Generally loose stools mean that things are moving relatively quickly through your intestines, which water and salad would encourage.
700mg of vit. C is unlikely to affect this. Conversely, hard dense stool has spent a long time transiting the intestines. In general, it is healthier to have food and waste move quickly thru the GI tract than linger too long, so loose stools are often not a problem.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors