Thu, Nov 21, 19
Do you regularly suffer from constipation or irregular bowel movements? Well, research suggests that 15% of the Americans are victims of chronic constipation which is a dangerous affliction. Such digestive diseases lead to the build-up of waste on the walls of the colon.
The colon performs many essential functions; it doesn’t only aid in the elimination of stool but also extracts salt and water from waste before excreting it, maintains pH and fights against harmful bacteria. The malfunctioning of the colon can cause serious health implications such as skin allergies, gallbladder stones, heart diseases, etc. Many have found that performing a colon cleanse is an easy preventative to avoid colon problems in the future.
Leafy greens are nutrient powerhouses; spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, collard greens, leeks, peas are all rich in Chlorophyll which helps cleanse the intestinal tract and as a result soothes the colon. They also help detoxify the liver and protect the body from the toxins in the environment. You can boil or steam the veggies, add them in soups or slightly sauté with a little butter or olive oil
Ginger has antiseptic properties and is beneficial as it stimulates digestion. It can be added to any juice or can be eaten directly. Add one teaspoon of ginger juice and honey, mix it in one cup warm water. This mixture can be consumed twice a day. You can also make a smoothie using:
Apples and lemons are both rich in nutrients that improve the digestive action such as vitamins C & A, antioxidants, and Fiber. You can make delicious juices from these fruits:
Unfiltered apple cider vinegar helps flush out waste from our body while retaining the useful bacteria. It can be taken along with honey to cleanse the colon and restore the digestive system.
Fiber is excellent for keeping your bowels healthy and cleansing the colon by eliminating waste out of our body. You can include grains such as beans, lentils, quinoa, oatmeal or vegetables like peas, artichoke, Brussels sprouts that are high in fiber. Raspberries, mango, figs, and coconut also help nourish the colon.
Water plays a significant role in detoxifying our bodies. When the colon is dehydrated, it is easier for the toxins to stick inside and form a build-up. You need to consume at least 2-2.5 liters of water every day to ensure optimum functioning of the colon.
Both these seeds are superfoods that are high in fiber. They also contain Omega 3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation in the colon and remove the built-up toxins. You can add a teaspoon of the seeds in water and drink the mixture, make a pudding or sprinkle them over salads.
There are different over the counter colon cleansing supplements also available in the market. Performing a colon cleanse is vital because it doesn’t only eliminate bacteria and improves digestion, but also promotes weight loss and prevents various diseases.
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